The function is said to have been organised at Saundatti on the direction of Dharwad MLA Vinay Kulkarni, whose entry to Dharwad district has been prohibited by the court.
District police, fire and emergency service, and disaster management teams are camping in the area and struggling to avert a major tragedy.
Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines Pralhad Joshi, who met the railway minister on Wednesday, said that Vaishnav has assured him that the train will be launched next month.
It is highly expensive, besides being time-consuming... In the circumstances, it is not open for the petitioner to contend that the establishment at Kalaburagi and Dharwad is a futile exercise.