Transportation in Bijapur
Transportation plays a vital role in the economic development of every place. Bijapur city is an important historical city in Karnataka. The Bijapur city, one of the emerging educational destinations as well as heritage spots in the Karnataka state is also a location with good transport facilities. The city located 530 kilometers north to the capital of the state, Bangalore is connected to the neighbouring locations and cities with railway and road. Hi Tech city of India Hyderabad is situated just 384 kilometers away from the Bijapur city. The Bijapur air port is under construction and after the construction of the airport the city of Bijapur will become one of the well accessible heritage cities in India housing an airport. The most populous Indian city, Mumbai lies just 550 kilometers northwest of the Bijapur city. There are different kinds of transportation facilities in Bijapur.
Road Transportation in BijapurBijapur is also a well connected location by road to the nearby cities. Bijapur, Muddebihal, Sindgi, Talikota are the major cities in Bijapur having road connectivity to major towns and villages. Bijapur district is connected with major cities by four lane NH-13 now it is NH 50, NH-218 and other state highways. NH- 13, connecting Solapur and Mangalore, which is now called in the name NH50, and NH-218, which connects Hubli and Humnabad are the two major national highways passing through the city of Bijapur. There is big road transport hub in Bijapur and its state run bus transportation has 6 depot comes under the north east Karnataka road transport corporation headquartered at Gulbarga.
The state transport department runs buses of all the categories including multi axle coach, sleeper coach, and sitting push back coach with AC and Non AC from Bijapur to other cities in the state and neighbouring states. The department also owns buses of companies like Volvo, Mercedes Benz, Isuzu Tata Motors, Ashok Leyland, and Mitsubishi. The Karnataka State Transportation Corporation runs local buses within city limits as well as remote villages. Private tour operators run luxury bus services to Bangalore Hubli, Darwad and Belgaum and travelers can book tickets through online.
Bus Operators and Bus Routes in BijapurThere are 5 operators who provide bus services on more than 67 routes from Bijapur and VRL travels is the leading marketer in providing bus services from Bijapur followed by SRS travels, KSRTC, Ganesh travels and GP travels. Bijapur to Pune, Bijapur to Mumbai, Bijapur to Kundapura and Bijapur to Mangalore, these are the most popular bus routes from Bijapur. There are 191 routes and 6 operators in Bijapur provide bus services. Among the 6 operators Ganesh travels have the largest number of buses to Bijapur. The top bus routes to Bijapur are Belgaum to Bijapur, Surathkal to Bijapur, Udupi to Bijapur and Tumkur to Bijapur.
Bijapur is well connected to many major cities in south and west India. The Maharashtra state road transport and Karnataka road transport ply buses on hourly basis and non - stop buses are also in services. Solapur is about 101 km from Bijapur. Hyderabad is one of the nearest largest cities of Bijapur. There are KSRTC buses on this route on daily morning and evening. Luxury, semi luxury, deluxe and hi-tech buses are in service at this route. Hyderabad is 420 km far from Bijapur and approximately 10 hours is needed to travel from Bijapur to Hyderabad subject to the road condition. Mumbai is the nearest international gateway and largest Metropolitan city and Bangalore is the largest metropolitan city in Karnataka state. KSRTC ply buses on this route daily morning and evening. Private operators also have bus, taxi and other services on all this routes.
Local Transportation Facilities in BijapurAutos and Tongas are the popular mode of local transport in this district. Tata sumo and Tata Indica are also used by the local operators for transportation. Cycle Rikshaws are used only for the transportation of materials.
Travel Agents in BijapurThere are so many travel agents in the city of Bijapur operating trips to different tourist locations within the district and nearby districts. Most of the travel agencies in the city of Bijapur offer the assistance of qualified tourist guides and well facilitated vehicles. The travel agencies in the city own cars luxury class to premium class. Travel agencies can be one of the best options for the newcomers to the city to have a comfortable visit to the famous tourist spots of Bijapur.
Car Rental Services in BijapurThere are many service providers in Bijapur offer a wide range of rent a car or online car booking services. This rental services are very useful for the travelers who wants to travel within the city. The best car rental services in Bijapur offer cheapest mode of transport in Bijapur within budget. Local car rental services provide two types of services such as full day local services and half day local services.
A full day local service is a small package for local city usages. A full day service is available at any time for all local trips like shopping, sightseeing, attending school and meetings and so on.
A half day local service is also available at any time for half day and this service is useful for airport transfer, railway transfer, attending schools and meetings, or for visiting hospitals in the local cities of Bijapur. Taxi services for travelers who wants only pickups and drops facilities like airport pickups and drops, railway station pickups and drops, bus stand pickups and drops and hotels pickups and drops is also available in Bijapur. The transfer taxi services provide a better smooth, safe and hassle free travel for their customers. They offer wide range of cars such as luxurious, cars, budget cars, AC and non AC cars.
Railway in BijapurBijapur railway is an important part of the South Western Railway (SWR). Bijapur railway station located at the head quarters of the Bijapur district is the major center of the Bijapur railway. The history of Bijapur railway starts in the 19th century. 1,000 mm wide meter gauge of Gadag-Hotgi section opened in the year of 1884 by the Southern Maratha Railway can be considered as an important mile stone in the history of Bijapur railway. This line was again altered into 1,676 mm wide broad gauge in the year of 2008. Bijapur-Shahabad new line project is one of the 11 newly proposed projects in the Karnataka state by the state government. Facilities like Tourist Information Centers, Computer Reservation Office, Resting Room, Waiting Room, and Tea Stall for Light Refreshment and Book Stall are provided in the Bijapur railway station to the passengers.
Hotgi junction and Kurduvadi railway station are the nearest railway stations to the north of the Bijapur railway station and these stations are connected to the Bijapur station by a broad gauge railway. Bagalkot and Gadag junction are two major railway stations located at the south side of the Bijapur railway station. The Bijapur railway station is accessible from major railway stations in the country like Solapur, Bagalkot, Gadag, Dharwad, Bellary, Yeshwantpur (Bengaluru), Hubli, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Ahmadabad with direct trains.
Bijapur - Shahabad projectThe Bijapur - Shahabad project would be taking the city of Bijapur to the newer heights of developments. One of the famous locations in the country for the production of cement, Bijapur and a popular location of steel business in India, Gulbarga are becoming connected directly with rail by this project. The proposed line will be having a length of 156.60 km and it will come under the South Western Railway.
Airways in BijapurBelgaum airport is the nearest airport in Bijapur which is 205 kilometers away from Bijapur. Belgaum is well connected to Mumbai and other major cities in India and Indian and jet airways connect Bijapur to the rest of India. Bijapur airport is the proposed new airport in Bijapur. Bijapur airport will become the center of the Bijapur air transportation after the completion of its construction. The construction of the airport is progressing in a public-private partnership and the air port will start to function soon in 727 acres of land in the Madabhavi village located close to the city of Bijapur.
The Bijapur airport is assumed to have a terminal building with 2500 square meter area and a capacity of hundred passengers. The air port will also have a large runway of 51,000 square meters and all the facilities like hangars, aprons, taxiways, parking lots, ground support equipment, a fuel form, a fire station, and air traffic control towers. The government of Karnataka has contracted an agreement with MARG limited to develop the proposed Bijapur Airport. The airport authority of India has contracted to construct a green field airport project at Bijapur. The Karnataka state government has agreed to bear 50 per cent cost for the airport construction.