Indian Railways has decided to construct a new Railway line from Kyarkoppa and Mummigatti in the Dharwad district. The new line is part of Dharwad to Belagavi direct railway line.
The new broad gauge line of length 11.70km will be constructed between Kyarkoppa (Excluding) and Mummigatti (including) under EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) mode.
The tender also includes the Communication network and Electrical works apart from the construction of the new line. The total cost of the project is ₹243.66 Crores.
The new broad gauge line will be constructed from chainage 6100 to chainage 17800. As of now, it will be a single line only. Last date to submit bids is on 6th June 2023.
Direct railway line between Dharwad and Belagavi was a long pending demand from the people of North Karnataka. The current connectivity via Londa is a circuitous route.
The project will have 9 intermediate railway stations viz Kyarkoppa, Mummigatti, Tegur, Kittur, Hulikatti, MK Hubballi, Bagewadi, Kanavikarvinkoppa, and Desur.
Kyarkoppa on the outskirts of Dharwad city and Desur near Belagavi will be made as junctions. The total cost of the project is estimated to be ₹927.40 Crores.
Then, Minister of State for Railways Shri Suresh Angadi had ordered a survey for the new railway line in between Dharwad and Belagavi when he took the office in 2019.
The project got sanctioned in September 2020, also it is worth mentioning that then CM of Karnataka BS Yediyurappa had released ₹463 Crores for the new railway line.