KARNATAKA

Residents, associations demand better rail facilities

BELLARY, MARCH 24. Residents and various associations in Bellary have urged South Western Railway to introduce new trains from Bellary-Hospet, add more bogies to trains passing through the area, expedite the line doubling work between Hospet and Guntakal, and extend existing train services to the Bellary-Hospet-Hubli line.

The Bellary District Chamber of Commerce and Industry had requested the General Manager of South Western Railway Trilok Nath Perti, to visit the chamber on Tuesday.

The chamber and members of the Bellary District Railway Action Committee, led by its president, K.M. Maheshwaraswamy, submitted separate memoranda to the official in Bellary and Hospet.

The memoranda urged the General Manager to introduce trains between Chennai and Mumbai passing through Bellary-Hospet, the extension of the Tirupati-Guntakal train to Bellary, extension of the passenger train to Mysore, and extension of the Hubli-Chennai train to Goa and Mumbai.

Mr. Perti said that he will consider the demands and try to implement them at the earliest.

However, he said that new trains can be introduced only after the work of doubling the line between Hospet and Guntakal is completed.

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