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Only minor works are left between Gadag and Badami
Unseasonable rain has disrupted
HUBLI: General Manager of South Western Railway Praveen Kumar has said that gauge conversion of the Gadag- Bagalkot railway line was almost complete and the line would be opened for rail traffic by the first week of August.
According to a press release issued here, the General Manager made the announcement during his meeting with MP from Dharwad North Pralhad Joshi in Hubli on Thursday on the railway projects in the region.
On the delay in the completion of the project, the official clarified that untimely rains in Gadag and Bagalkot district disrupted the gauge conversion work. According to Mr. Kumar, there were only minor works remaining between Gadag and Badami, which would be completed by the end of July, the release said. In the press release, Mr. Joshi has said that Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Jagadish Shettar would be convening a high-level meeting on the Hubli-Ankola railway line after the Legislative Council elections in the State.
The project is pending as the Department of Forest and Environment has not given clearance for the project.
Mr. Joshi said that several issues concerning the railway demands of the region were discussed during his meeting with the General Manager and the official had promised to take steps at the earliest, the release added.
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