Dharwad district in North Karnataka is well connected with major cities and neighboring states of Karnataka. Dharwad and Hubli are two major subdivisions within Dharwad district which is fast transforming into an industrial and IT hub besides agriculture being a frontrunner on economic grounds. For speedy development, a town needs good infrastructure and transport which will enhance and facilitate trade.
Dharwad has good transport nexus via air, railroad and road as well.
Bus and Road Service in Dharwad
State Transport buses run by North West Karnataka Road Transport Corporation offers regular bus services between all the sub divisions of Dharwad, as in Kalghatgi, Navalgund, Kundgol, Hubli and Dharwad and private bus services ply on this route to facilitate passengers a smooth conveyance. Inter-city bus services also connect Dharwad with major cities in neighbouring states of Hyderabad, Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai, Hubli, Goa, Mysore, Udupi and Mangalore. Bus services can be availed from local bus depot and bus stands in Dharwad and other state transport bus services from neighbouring cities also ply to Dharwad. Auto rickshaws also are a good mode of conveyance within the city connecting all points.
Railroad Service in Dharwad
The railway station at Hubli connects all local passenger and express and super fast trains plying between Bangalore, Hubli, Delhi, Pune, Vijaywada, Ahmedabad, Hyderabadand Mysore with weekly express trains to Thiruvanthapuram, Chennai and Howrah. After conversion from narrow gauge to broad gauge, train frequency has increased to and from Hubli.
Air Service in Dharwad
Hubli airport located at a distance of 20 kilometres from Dharwad connects passengers from cities of Bangalore and Mumbai and the flight frequency is quite low compared to train frequencies. Only one airline flies out and into Hubli. But major flights can be availed from Bangalore airport in Bangalore.