Thursday, June 11, 2015

Bidar-Kalaburagi line to be completed by 2016

Pending railway development works have been put on fast track, Bhagwant Khuba, MP, has said in Bidar on Tuesday.

The Bidar–Kalaburagi railway line will be completed by June, 2016, while the pit line in Khanapur near Bidar will be completed by December this year, he said.

He was speaking after inaugurating a new platform and other facilities at the railway station as part of the ‘Passenger Amenities Fortnight’.

Ashish Agarwal, Divisional Railway Manager, said Bidar was being developed as a model station with a standard set of passenger amenities. We have taken up extensive plantation on the empty space at the station, he said.

He said works like improving the running room were in progress and concreting of platforms and watering of carriages were being planned.

The Lok Sabha member inaugurated a new platform, additional shelters, an additional reservation counter, a ticket counter on the rear side of the station near Gandhi Gunj market, extension of the foot-over-bridge, coach watering system, solar pump, solar lamps and LED bulbs as well as other amenities built at a total of Rs. 5 crore.

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