Transit in Hubballi-Dharwad

You’ve just arrived home from a gruesome day at work and navigating traffic after managing to find a seat on the local train in Mumbai. Would you ever want to go back out to have dinner at a far-off restaurant on a weekday? Maybe nearby, depending on the neighborhood you live in. But definitely not to Fort. Why not get it delivered home. Because you are not prepared to make your way through traffic the third time in a day. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to get away from all this? To live in the beautiful countryside with foliage covering every inch of the land, waking up to the chirping birds, milkmen calling out to you in the morning? Ah, that would be life. The reality of the tier II developing city of Hubballi-Dharwad is far from this dream when it comes to the traffic condition between the twin cities. Why it is important to discuss the traffic corridor between the cities is because, while Dharwad is the quiet land of primarily residential areas; the ‘retired man’s paradise’, Hubli, on the other hand, is the commercial hub of north Karnataka; the ‘Chota Mumbai’. Hubli and Dharwad have been interdependent on each other for a very long time, leading to the formation of a joint Municipal Corporation in 1962, the Hubli Dharwad Municipal Corporation (HDMC).