To benefit the public of the district, Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Mines and Coal, Pralhad Joshi, advised having a Rajdhani Express directly connecting Hubballi with New Delhi, and the officials said that they would send the proposal to the Railway Board in this regard.
He chaired a review meeting at Rail Soudha, the HQ of SWR, on Monday along with Halappa Achar, Minister of Mines and Geology.
He reviewed the progress of important projects undertaken by SWR in Karnataka, namely the Hubballi-Ankola New Line project, the Tumkur-Chitradurga New Line project, the Dharwad-Belgaum New Line project, the Hubballi-Chikajajur Doubling Project, the Hosapete-Vasco Da Gama electrification, and the Road Over Bridge in lieu of LC No.299, 300 and 18 in Dharwad district.
A brief presentation on the achievements of SWR in new-line, doubling, electrification-related developments, and parcel and freight performance in 2021, was given to the Minister. On this occasion, Joshi pledged his full support for the early resolution of bottlenecks (if any) in these projects.
General Manager Sanjeev Kishore assured the Hon’ble Minister that his advice and instructions will be pursued in the right earnest and that full efforts will be made by the SWR team to ensure speedy completion of railway developmental projects.