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Railways in Bijapur


Being one of the most popular cities in Karnataka, Bijapur is well connected to Hotgi junction by a broad gauge rail line near Solapur and Kurduvadi on central railway towards the north and to Bagalkot and Gadag junction on south western railway towards the south. Bijapur district is connected with direct trains to Sholapur, Yeshwantpur (Bengaluru), Hubli, Shirdi, Mumbai, and Hyderabad.

Bijapur Railway Station

Bijapur railway station is located just 2 km from the main town. The 1,000 mm wide meter gauge Gadag-Hotgi section was opened in the year 1884 and the Hotgi-Sholapur section in the year 1887 by the Southern Mahratta railway. In the year 2008 the line was converted to 1,676 mm wide broad gauge. This railway station belongs to the administrative control of Hubli division of south central railway.

Reaching Bijapur by Train

The passengers can reach Bijapur by the route connecting Solapur in Maharashtra and Hubli crosses through the center of the district. Bijapur can be easily reached from Hyderabad, Bangalore and Mumbai via Solapur and if coming from Hospet, the route crosses through Gadag.

Bidar is another option to reach Bijapur. There is specific time to reach Bijapur by train from the northern Karnataka. The Golgombuj Exp connects Bangalore to Bijapur. The travelers should confirm the train timings beforehand to reach Bijapur by rail, since there may be some delays due to halting breaks.

Proposed New Projects in Bijapur Railways

Karnataka state government had proposed eleven new railway projects in the state and Bijapur-Shahabad new line project was one of these proposed new lines to be constructed on a public-private partnership basis. The railway board had proposed to undertake this project along with other projects on PPP mode in 2010-2011. As the project was meant to initiate and expedite development of the area, the Karnataka government offered to provide the land required for the projects free of cost apart from partial funding.

Amenities in Bijapur Railway station

Vegetarian refreshment stall
Computerized reservation counters
Tea stall and book stallWaiting room
Tourist information centre
Retiring rooms
Light refreshment stall

List of Railway Stations in Bijapur District

Here is the list of railway stations other than Bijapur railway station in the district

Aliabad railway station
Almatti railway station
Angadgeri railway station
Bannihatti railway station
Benl railway station
Ibrahimpur railway station
Chorgi CHRG railway station
Minchnal railway station
Indi road railway station
Kudgi railway station
Kyataneakeri railway station
Mulvad railway station
Nimbal railway station
Bagewadi railway station
Wandal railway station

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