Railway workers stumble upon an ancient well on Davangere station premises

The well was discovered during excavation for a track-doubling project. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement
Special Correspondent Hubballi 03 May 2019 01:10 IST
Updated: 03 May 2019 01:10 IST

It is located only a few feet away from the tracks on Davangere station

Workers busy with excavation for track-doubling project on Chikjajur–Hubballi section stumbled upon an ancient well on the Davangere railway station premises on Thursday.

Earthmovers were pressed into service for excavation and the workers came across long beams that were buried in earth. As as the beams were removed, they came across an ancient square-shaped well which was intact. What is surprising is that the well is located only a few feet away from the railway tracks. Soon, the work was stopped and senior railway officials were informed about the discovery. The well, which is a few hundred feet deep, has a stone wall around it.


The discovery led to curious visitors flocking the station, following which the site was barricaded. Sources said a decision on how to proceed with the track-doubling work would be taken after consulting senior railway officials.