After solving the mystery of T-Sakibanda , the Special Investigative Team turned its attention to mysterious names in Karnataka. They are relatively new, as they came up in the last decade on the Bengaluru-Hassan line via Shravanabelagola. We first take up B.G. Nagar station:
All the languages mention only the initials B.G. Looking in the map of the surroundings, there is no immediate clue to the full form of B.G. Nagar.
There is however the BGSIT or BGS Institute of Technology nearby:
The institute’s website http://www.bgsit.ac.in/ indicates that its name is in commemoration of a person named
Sri Sri Sri Dr.Balagangadharanatha Maha Swamiji
Founder President, Sri Adichunchanagiri Matt
So now you know what the B.G. stands for. You could not expect the full name to come on the station sign. Case closed.
Our next visit is to D. Samudhravalli, further west after Shravanabelagola.
Here you can see that D is followed by a full stop. What does D stand for?
The station is at a place called Samudravalli while D Samudravalli is another place which is not on the railway.
That still does not help us.
By googling for Samudravalli, we identify a nearby place called B Samudravalli.
It looks like there are different places called A, B, C and D Samudravalli as it needs to be administered in four parts.
The Special Investigative Team is looking for more such cases to study. So far they could find BEML Nagar and VOC Nagar which are easy to expand. So some more place names with odd initials will have to be identified.