Third Railway Gate Over-bridge | Work Launched | Third gate will be closed until construction soon


Published: 07/01/2019

by Railway officials launched work on the road overbridge at Third Gate here in Belagavi


Railway officials launched work on the road overbridge at Tilakwadi Third Gate here on Sunday. Member of Parliament Suresh Angadi, who laid the foundation stone for the work, said that the bridge will ensure smooth traffic flow on the Karnataka-Goa highway.

Traffic police are expected to close the Third Gate till the completion of the project. Traffic from Khanapur Road will be diverted, the traffic police said. Details will be announced by Police Commissioner D.C. Rajappa in a week.

Mr. Angadi said that the city had seven railway crossings over eight kilometres of railway track passing through it and that he had urged the Railway officials to build road overbridges or railway underbridges to ensure smooth flow of traffic. He said that the bridge at the Third Gate was pending for 40 years and that he was happy to be laying the foundation stone for the project. Railway engineers have completed work on the Gogte Circle Flyover earlier than the originally estimated time. “I congratulate them and expect them to show the same level of efficiency in this project,” he said.

Ajay Kumar Singh, general manager, South Western Railway, said that the 600-metre-long structure would be built at a cost of Rs. 27 crore, that is to be equally shared between the Union and the State governments. He set a deadline of March 2020 for the completion of the project. Mr. Angadi, however, said that he wants the officers to build it in six months. “If China can build 25 km of road in one day, why can’t we build a road overbridge in six months?’’ he said. Mr. Angadi said that he planned to make Belagavi a hub for export of farm produce and agriculture processing. “We are working towards creating at least 10,000 jobs in these areas. We will try to set up a cold chain link at the Sambra airport. We will also utilise the sea port at Karwar to its fullest extent,” he said. “We want to develop Belagavi as an investment destination,” he said.

MLA Abhay Patil urged the forest Minister Satish Jarkiholi to start a jungle safari in the forests near the city. MLA Anil Benake, zilla panchayat president Asha Aihole and others were present.