Posted by: The Blog Presenter | February 9, 2008

Bijapur – opening a new gteway to history

Presentation by Ravi S and Viswanath Bhavi (of Bijapur MG progess monitoring committee)

294 km MG line from solapur to gadag was constructd in 1930 

GC started in under project Unigauge, 1996 and it wented into hibernation due to blame game and insufficient funds

51 days relay hunger strike – Gandhigiri by the progress monitoring committee

Golgumbuz link was broken. No progress.

 Next step taken  was, to file a PIL for this ill GC project.

Court passed order to state govt. and Rlys to release fund for total 390 crs.

After the conversion was over, no trains were started – probably no netas for the inauguration.

 Basawa Express was the first train to be flagged off.

Gadag to Bagalkot MG link remains to be converted. GC work has started.

A new north-south link will open after this.

Mr. Bhavi shares his views 

He says, “I’m not a Engineer, I’m not a graduate, I’m a simple person”.  Money alloted for this project was diverted. Three times, people of Bijapur resorted to Bandh. People burnt two bogies. Some work started. I decided to approach the court”.

“Court issued notices to Railways, State Govt. They filed replies. Court uphold the  petition, rejecting the replies since the rails were uprooted and there was no material for BG”

Two orders were issued. GC between Bagalkot and Bijapur should complete in Mar 2006. Services should start in June 2006. Bagalkot-Gadag should be completed by Dec 2007. Bagalkot-Gadag is getting completed in April 2008

PIL costed 3-4 lakhs to Mr. Bhavi.

Some politicians called him and beat him for taking up this issue.

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Responses

  1. Could someone please pass this message on to Shri Bhavi?

    Bhaviji, I hail from Bijapur, and today, my entire family is proud of you. I would surely like to meet you when I come there next.

  2. Hats offfff!!! Mr Bhavi.

  3. When will Bagalkot-Gadag Services should start Please reply

  4. DEAR SIR AS PER YOUR TELEPHONIC MESSAGE WITH MR RAVI YOU HAVE TOLD IN MAY-08 GDG-BKT LINE WILL START CONFIMR THE CORRECT DATES

    REGARDS
    SHRIDHAR GODBOLE GADAG

  5. DEAR VISHWANATH BHAVI SIR PLEASE GIVE ME YOUR E-MAIL ID AND PHONE NUMBERS BECAUSE I AM VERY MUCH INTERESTED IN THIS GADAG-BAGALKOT GAUGE CONVERSION PROJECT

    REGARDS

  6. sir,
    am very thankful for fight against govt,
    am very intersted in conversion of mg to bg.

  7. DEAR SIRS,

    WHILE OBSERVED IN GADAG RAILWAY STATION, LOOKING THAT FROM LAST MONTH THERE IS NO PROGRESS IN WORK, WHAT THE REASON FOR THAT AND WHY IT IS GOING SLOW.

    ALL ARE WATING FOR NEW TRAINS AND WHEN THEIR DREEMS WILL COME IN TO REAL.

    REGARDS
    SHRIDHAR GODBOLE

  8. DEAR SIR,

    THE RECENT INFORMATION BY GM SWR MR PRAVEEN KUMAR OF HUBLI, THE RAIL TRAFFIC BIGIN FROM AUGUST 1ST WEEK, WHETHER IT IS TENTATIVE OR REALY IT START

  9. What U hav done is Great Work….
    U hav our support Bhavi……


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