A new railway terminal has been planned by the South Western Railway at Belagola station near Mysore in Karnataka. The Mysore Division has sent a proposal to the Railway Board for approval. The proposed plan of constructing a terminal has been made in view of the rise in the number of trains running through the line.
If constructed, it would ease the heavy load at the first terminal in Mysore. Moreover, Belagola station has enough land for the construction of the terminal, where freight-carrying goods trains are terminated. The South Western Railway has proposed to terminate trains from Arasikere, Shimoga, and Hubli in the second terminal and all Bengaluru trains in the existing one in Mysore.
Besides, the SWR has proposed a subway connecting all platforms, two escalators and lifts, an integrated security system and finalisation of the parking contract during the next six months at the Mysore Railway Station.
The other major works of the Division are at various stages of implementation—the survey on Birur-Shimoga town track-doubling, which was sanctioned in 2011-12, is in progress; survey of 110-km Shimoga-Shikaripura-Ranibennur is complete and estimates are under preparation; and survey of the 60-km new line on Baindoor-Nettane via Kolluru, Halady, Hebri, Karkal, Moodabidri, Venoor, Belthangadi, Dharmasthala is awaited for environmental clearance.