Friends, We have got a railway line, from Bangalore to Mumbai via Tumkur, Arasikere, Davangere and Hubli and onwards.
Then we have got many trains running from Bangalore to Hubli, Mumbai on that route. From Tumkur the route takes a circuitous way. It goes to some interior places like Tiptur, Arasikere, Birur, and Chikkajajur and on to Davangere which is again on the mainline. We have got a National Highway running from Bangalore to Hubli on a different and shorter route and this is via Tumkur, Sira, Hiriyur, Chitradurga, Davangere and on to Hubli.
Map shows existing line and proposed new line.
- The blue line shows proposed new line(Tumkur - Davangere)
- The green line shows existing railway line.
- Bangalore-Tumkur track is a double-line.
Distance from Bangalore - Chitradurga(on existing line 312 kms)
ie. Bangalore - chikajajur 279 + Chikajajur - Chitradurga 33 Kms.
Bangalore – Davangere 326 kms.
Bangalore – Hubli 469 kms.
By the proposed new line, the distance would be,
- Bangalore - Chitradurga 205 kms (69+136)
- Bangalore - Davangere 265 kms.
- Bangalore - Hubli 409 kms.
Once this new line is ready, the most of the districts in Central Karnataka and North Karnataka will be benefited.
Currently, trains bound to Shimoga and Hubli from bangalore, use the same line upto Birur. Once the Tumkur-Chitradurga line is ready, there will be less traffic on that line. Also doubling work between Arasikere and Birur(45 km) is under progress, which will reduce the traffic to some extent.
MoS K H Muniyappa has assured funds for Tumkur-Chitradurga new Line in the next railway Budget.