दक्षिण पश्चिम रेलवे/ SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY
प्रेस विज्ञप्ति/ Press Release No. 278 Dt: 07.11.2020
GENERAL MANAGER, SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY
INSPECTED GADAG - HOTGI SECTION
Shri Ajay Kumar Singh, General Manager/SWR with Divisional Railway Manager Hubballi and Principal Heads of the Departments of South Western Railway inspected the progress of ongoing works being undertaken in the section between Hotgi and Gadag. Work of doubling with electrification between Hotgi and Gadag is in progress. After the inspection Shri Singh expressed satisfaction at the pace of work and issued instructions to complete them within targeted dates of completion.
He asked concerned officials to raise sectional running speed as important maintenance works have been completed recently. During the inspection a speed trial up to 110 Km was done between Badami to Gadag.
During the inspection Indi Road, Vijayapura, Almatti, Badami, Bagalkot stations were inspected. Staff quarters at Indi Road were inspected. Kudgi Canal crossing and proposed location of Aliyabad where Vijayapura goods shed is planned to be shifted was inspected.
During the inspection Shri P. C. Gaddigoudar, Hon'ble MP/Bagalkot and Shri Veeranna Charantimath, Hon'ble MLA/Bagalkot met GM/SWR and requested for works to be taken up on priority at Bagalkot. They requested for commencing work of new station building at Bagalkot with modern amenities. They also asked to start processing for construction of ROBs at Badami and Guledgudda for which works are sanctioned. GM assured that all infrastructure and passenger amenity works will be completed along with the doubling and electrification works between Hotgi and Gadag.
Shri Ajay Kumar Singh, GM/SWR was accompanied by Shri Arvind Malkhede, DRM/UBL, Shri Vipul Kumar, PCE: P Ravi Kumar, PCME, Shri Anil Pavitran, PCCM, Kum Roopa Srinivasan, Principal Financial Advisor, Shri Prem Narayan, CE/CN/Hubballi and Branch Officers of Hubballi Division. The inspection commenced from Hotgi at 9 am and finished at Gadag at 6 pm.
Shri Ajay Kumar Singh, GM/SWR informed that work was progressing satisfactorily and appreciated the improvement in engineering work and instructed officials to complete the works as per time lines fixed.
Chief Public Relations Officer South Western Railway, Hubballi