South Western Railway, Hubli Division

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NTPC surges as company reveals plans to build rail infra in Karnataka New Delhi: State-run generation utility NTPC-Kudgi and South Western Railways have signed an agreement for doubling of the Hotgi-Kudgi section of South Western Railway under the customer funding concession plan. NTPC has agreed to finance the cost of […]

Railways, NTPC in pact for doubling of Holgi-Kudgi track

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New Delhi: With the Hospet-Hubli-Londa-Vasco and Bangalore-Hubli track doubling projects already in progress, the cabinet committee on economic affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently gave its approval for doubling of Pune-Miraj-Londa railway line project at an estimated cost of 3,627.47 crore. The estimated completion cost has been pegged […]

Pune-Londa rail route project gets Central govt’s nod

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Belagavi: The South Western Railway (SWR) is yet to adopt measures to protect wild animals from coming under speeding trains. Railway officials attended a meeting with deputy conservator of forest and chief conservator of forest some weeks ago to evolve a concrete plan to mitigate animal killings on the Londa-Alnavar-Dharawad […]

SWR yet to adopt measures to protect animals coming on ...

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Hospet: Members of Hospet-based Vijayanagar Rail Development Action Committee have urged Pradeep Kumar Saxena, General Manager, South Western Railway Zone, Hubballi, to extend the Harihar-Kottur rail up to Hospet. Submitting a memorandum to Mr. Saxena, during his visit to Hosapete railway station, the members pointed out that the long awaited […]

Vijayanagar Rail Development Action Committee demands Extension of Harihar-Kottur line ...

New Hotgi-Kudgi-Gadag Rail Line
Smart villages, NREGA sop and Railway routes among the Five key decisions that Cabinet took today Providing an impetus to infrastructure growth, the Cabinet on Wednesday cleared key proposals for rural development and railway lines. From developing clusters of smart villages to additional employment under MGNREGA, the Cabinet gave its nod for proposals […]

Cabinet clears key Rail line proposals; Hotgi-Kudgi-Gadag sanctioned

The people of Uttara Kannada district are upset at the new hurdle hitting the Ankola-Hubballi railway line. The central empowered committee (CEC) appointed by the Supreme Court to study the environmental impact of the line, has objected to the project. In its recent report, the committee said the impact of […]

Central Empowered Committe says no to Hubli-Ankola Rail Line project

Bangalore: A Railway Parliamentary convention committee will be visiting the city on Tuesday to hold discussions with top railway officials of the South Western Railway (SWR) Division. Speaking to news persons from Hubli, SWR General Manager P K Saxena said the team will reach the city in the evening. “The deliberations will […]

Parliamentary Panel on Railways to visit Bangalore tomorrow

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New Delhi: In a set back to the long pending Hubballi-Ankola railway line, the Supreme Court appointed Central Empowered Committee on forest and wildlife has given red signal to the project saying the proposed plan will cause huge ecological damage in Western Ghats. The panel in its report submitted to the […]

SC appointed Empowered Committee says ‘no’ to Hubballi-Ankola Rail line

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Vasco: Two days prior to the visit of Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu to Vasco to inaugurate the renovated premises of Vasco railway station, newly-constructed community hall and other works of South Western Railway and Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd, Minister of Environment and Forest Alina Saldanha – an MLA elected […]

Alina Saldanha of Cortalim opposes proposed Doubling Work of Railway ...

Hubli (UBL): The South Western Railway has invited tenders for the final location survey for proposed line doubling between Londa and Miraj railway stations. The work is expected to begin by August and completed within six months. A final location survey between the Castle Rock-Kulem ghat section has already been conducted. […]

SWR invites tenders for doubling of Rail Line between Londa-Miraj ...

Hubli (UBL): The Hubli division of South Western Railway inaugurated its fortnight-long programme “Rail Yatri/ Upbhokta Pakhwada” at Hubli railway station on Tuesday. The fortnight is meant for improving passenger amenities, customer facilitation and creating awareness about achievements of Indian Railways last year. The division has lined up a host of […]

IR’s 15-day Railyatri Upbhokta Pakhwada 2015: SWR launches Outreach Program ...

Panaji: Taking opportunity of having Union railway minister Suresh Prabhu on the same stage as him, CM Laxmikant Parsekar requested him to start additional trains within the state to reduce the traffic on Goa’s roads. “I think if EMUs (Electric Multiple Unit) or DMUs (Diesel Multiple Unit) trains are provided from […]

Goa CM wants Union Railway Minister to start EMUs or ...

Belagavi (BGM): Visvesvayara Technological University (VTU) Vice-Chancellor H Maheshappa announced that a new railway engineering course would be started in the university from the next academic year. At the 14th annual convocation of VTU on Saturday, he said the university, which has 207 engineering colleges affiliated to it in the […]

Railway Engineering Course at VTU Next Year

Governor Vajubhai Vala giving a Doctor of Science honorary degree to scientist V K Aatre at the 14th VTU convocation in Belagavi on Saturday. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu (left) looks on
Belagavi (BGM): Union Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhu expressed the need for India developing its own model of development that would lead the country in becoming economic power in the world. He was addressing the 14th annual convocation of Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) at the varsity headquarters “Jnana Sangama” here on […]

India should develop Own Model to become Economic Power: Suresh ...

Belgaum (BGM): Visvesvaraya Technological University’s (VTU) 14th convocation is scheduled on 9th May at Jnana-Sangama campus of the varsity in Belagavi. Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will be the Chief Guest of the programme. Railway Minister will confer medals to the 1st rank holder students in the presence of Governor […]

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu to award Gold Medals to VTU ...

A gaur was the fourth animal to be crushed on the corridor in six months
Hubli: A busy railway line which passes through the thick jungles of northwest Karnataka has turned into a death trap for endangered wild animals.  An adult male gaur (wild ox) was recently mowed down by a speeding train on the Dharwad-Alnavar-Londa-Khanapur-Belagavi railway line. Scores of elephants, gaur, leopards and dhole (wild […]

SWR proves a death-trap for animals as Elephants, Gaur & ...

Bellary (BAY): Manoj Sinha, Union Minister of State for Railways has promised Karadi Sanganna, Koppal MP, and Babulal Jain, member of the South Western Zonal Rail Users’ Consultative Committee to introduce a train between Hubballi and Chennai via Koppal, Hosapete, Ballari and Guntakal. The assurance was given when Mr.Sanganna and […]

MOS (Rlys) promises new train between Hubli and Chennai

मडगांव Madgaon (MAO):  Ahead of the railway budget to be presented in the parliament later this month, the Sanvordem-Curchorem rail consumers association (SCRCA) has urged Union minister for railways, Suresh Prabhu, to restore the various train services along the south-western railway (SWR) route which were suspended in 1996 during the […]

Sanvordem-Curchorem Rail Consumers Association places its demands to Rail Minister

Smoke billowing out of the Rail Carriage Repair Workshop in Hubballi on Wednesday
हुबली Hubli (UBL): A major fire that broke out in the century-old Rail Carriage Repair Workshop on Gadag Road here, created panic among the workers and the public on Wednesday. The fire was noticed around 12.50 p.m. at the rubbish yard of the workshop, and spread quickly. There were no casualties. […]

Major fire at the century-old Rail Carriage Repair Workshop at ...

हुब्बली Hubli (UBL): The pressure is growing on the Union government to complete the long-pending Hubballi-Ankola railway project by announcing enough funds in the next Railway Budget. Besides, various organizations have also demanded regular train connectivity to Mumbai, Chennai and other metros from Hubballi, clean drinking water in railway stations, […]

Pressure mounts on Government for expeditious completion of Hubbali-Ankola Rail ...

मडगांव Madgaon (MAO): As a part of its heightened security measures, the Railway police on Sunday pressed into service a bomb disposal squad (BDS) to conduct search operations at the Margao railway station. Police sources said that the exercise was conducted to ensure a sense of “heightened alertness and quick […]

Railway’s Bomb Dispoal Squad conducts mock drill at Madgaon railway ...

बेंगुलूरु Bangalore (SBC): Karnataka State sanctions Rs.50 crore for project; Railways urged to reduce costs. The Forest department has written to the State government and the Railway ministry, seeking reduction in the cost of rails needed for erecting barriers in areas where man-elephant conflict is high. A team of officials […]

Karnataka Forest Dept to erect barriers alongside Railway tracks to ...

State working president of Jana Sangram Parishat Raghavendra Kushtagi addressing a media conference at Reporters’ Guild in Raichur on Wednesday
रायचूर Raichur (RC):  Strongly criticising the “Gulbarga-centric development” in Hyderabad-Karnataka region, State working president of Jana Sangram Parishat (JSP) Raghavendra Kushtagi expressed concerns over the disparities caused by uneven development in the region. He was addressing a media conference at Reporters’ Guild here on Wednesday. “Gulbarga is flourishing at the cost […]

Gulbarga-centric development leading to regional imbalance

हुबली Hubli (UBL): Will the Hubli-Ankola railway link, a demand said to be pending since the British era, become a reality any soon? This issue has resurfaced after Railway Minister D.V.Sadananda Gowda said in Shimoga on Sunday that he will get environmental clearance to this 168-km line in one year. […]

Gowda assures Environmental Clearance to 168-km Hubli-Ankola line in one ...

बंगलूरू Bangalore (SBC): With several projects of South Western Railways needing funds for completion, the funds allocated in the recent rail budget are grossly inadequate. While the Centre announced Rs.1,576 crore for railway projects under South Western Railways, the ongoing projects require Rs.12,000 crore. Sixteen new lines were announced in […]

Several rail projects languish on South Western for want of ...

The Ministry of Railways on Tuesday sanctioned Rs 233 crore to construct newly announced Gadag-Wadi broad gauge railway line in the State. हुबली Hubli (UBL):  The project is coming up with 50:50 cost-sharing between Railways and the State government. The land for the project will be provided by the State free […]

Ministry releases Rs.233 Crore for Gadag-Wadi broad gauge works

करंज़ोल Caranzol (CRZ): Due to deaths of several wild animals on the railway tracks passing through the Mollem national park, Anilkumar, the deputy conservator of forests, has written a letter to South-Western railway division at Hubli to curtail the speed of trains passing through the park and to sensitize the drivers about […]

Forest Department’s plea to SWR to curb Train Speeds at ...

Yelburga:  Union Minister of Railways, Social Justice & Empowerment Mr.Mallikarjun Kharge will Lay the Foundation Stone for New Broad Gauge Railway Line between Gadag-Wadi Section (252 Kms) at 2-30 p.m.(afternoon), o­n Friday, the 28th February, 2014 at General Hospital Premises, Yelburga, in the presence of Shivaraj Tangadagi, Minister for Minor […]

Kharge to lay Foundation Stone for New Broad Gauge line ...

Mangalore (MAQ): The new daily superfast Intercity express train service between Mangalore Central-Madgaon, announced by in the rail budget, will be flagged off by Union minister of railways Mallikarjun Kharge at Mangalore Central on February 23. The inaugural special train 02636 will leave Mangalore Central at 3.30pm and arrive Madgaon […]

Kharge to flag-off new Mangalore-Madgaon Intercity Express train on Feb ...

Gadag Jn (GDG):  The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the construction of a new railway line between Gadag and Wadi in Karnataka. The total length of the new line will be 252.5 kms. The total anticipated cost of ₹1922.14 crore for this project will be funded 50 percent […]

CCEA gives nod for Construction of a New Railway Line ...

Sanvordem (SVM): Ahead of the interim railway budget for 2014-15 to be presented in the parliament next month, the Sanvordem-Curchorem rail consumers association has urged Union minister for railways, Mallikarjun Kharge, to restore the various train services along the South Western Railway (SWR) route which were suspended in 1996 during […]

Sanvordem-Curchorem Rail Consumers urge Kharge to restore the train services ...

Khanapur (KNP):  Minister of railways Mallikarjun Kharge commissioned a 37.2-km-long new railway line between Humnabad and Khanapur at a function held at Humnabad railway station on Sunday. He also flagged off an inaugural DEMU passenger special train from Humnabad to Bidar to mark the commissioning of the new railway line. […]

Kharge inaugurates Humnabad-Khanapur railway Line – Assure Pitline in Khanapur

BANGALORE: The South Western Railway have approved eight trains for Modi’s rally on November 17 in Bangalore. The headquarters in Hubli said that these trains will be operated with 20 coaches each and will leave their destinations on Saturday to reach Bangalore on Sunday morning. There will be two trains […]

SWR allots 8 Trains for Modi rally – Security & ...

PANAJI: A memorandum of various issues faced by railway commuters in Goa was presented to South Western Railway’s divisional railway manager, Sanjeev Mittal, by KTCL’s chairman Carlos Almeida. At SWR’s quarterly meeting at Hubli on Tuesday, Almeida, representing Goa, raised issues like the building of a road-over-bridge between Chandor and […]

Goa Rail Commuters’ issues brought to South Western Railway’s notice