30-10-2017 01:30 PM | Anita Neve | My Indian Dream
Good news for the people travelling from Bangaluru to Delhi.
A good news for the people travelling from Bangaluru to Delhi. Yesterday in Karnataka Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveils Bidar to Kalaburgi railway line, which will actually reduce the travelling distance from Bengaluru to New Delhi resulting to 6 to 8 hours of reduction in travelling time.
PM flagged off the first train on the new track from Bidar to Kalaburgi station. Railway Minister Piyush Goel, Governor Vajubhai R Vala, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Union Ministers from the state Ananth Kumar and Sadananda Gowda were also present on the occasion.
It took 16 years to complete the project. The foundation stone for the project was laid down in 1996 but the actual construction began only in 2000 and then finally it got completed and the commuters were happy to see the Diesel-Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU) train which will cover the 110km between Bidar and Kalaburgi in two hours with brief halts at 12 stations in between.
The new track will give direct connectivity from Bengaluru to Bidar which is 690 km away from New Delhi and in less time.