Staff Correspondent

HUBLI: The Gadag-Bagalkot railway line, which has been recently converted into broad gauge and has received clearance from the Commissioner of Railway Safety, will be inaugurated on December 6 at Gadag.

Union Minister of State for Railways R. Velu and Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa will participate in the inaugural ceremony, a release issued by South Western Railway said.

Mr. Velu will flag off the Hubli-Bijapur-Hubli passenger train (No. 356/357) at Gadag. At present there is a passenger train service between Gadag and Hubli, and on the inaugural day, the regular train service will be available.

The regular service of the Hubli-Bijapur-Hubli passenger trains will commence from December 7.

Accordingly, Hubli-Bijapur passenger (356) will leave Hubli at 11.30 a.m. and reach Bijapur at 8.30 p.m. on the same day. In the return direction, Bijapur-Hubli passenger (357) will leave Bijapur at 7 a.m. and reach Hubli at 2.50 p.m. on the same day.

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