Hubballi Dharwad- the second largest city of Karnataka, is strategically located on the golden quadrilateral. With population of over 9.43lakh and well set up multi-modal connectivity, Hubballi Dharwad is the gateway to the north Karnataka. Since the beginning of Smart city Mission, the city has undertaken approx seven projects with estimated budget of 250 Crore. Currently work is in progress on a 22 kms 4-lane BRTS, connecting Hubballi with Dharwad. The twin cities attract a lot of investment and are top Industrial destinations in North Karnataka region. Being home to many prestigious educational institutes and skill development centers, the cities provide skilled manpower for high end jobs in IT, R&D and innovation centers for various manufacturing, Logistics, Agro Industries, and commercial businesses.