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PM Modi inaugurates world’s longest railway platform

The World's Longest Railway Platform (1507 m) at Shree Siddharoodha Swamiji Hubballi Junction is recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the world’s longest railway platform of 1.5 kilometres at Sri Siddhaarooda railway station in Hubballi, the Indian state of Karnataka on March.12, 2023.

Dedicating the platform, built at a cost of US$ 2.44 million, to the nation the PM said, "Siddharoodha Swamiji station has the longest platform in the world. But it's not just a record; it's not just an extension of a platform. This is an extension of the thinking with which we give priority to infrastructure.‌"‌‌‌‌‌‌‌

‌‌In Karnataka, the PM flagged off the Hubballi-Secunderabad Junction Express train with electric engines. He also inaugurated the new campus of the Indian Institute of Technology in Dharwad, the foundation stone of which he laid in February 2019.‌‌

PM flagging off trains from the longest railway station in Hubballi

Modi also inaugurated the 118-kilometre-long Bengaluru-Mysuru expressway which will cut short the travelling time between the two cities from around three hours to about 75 minutes.

Gorakhpur city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has the second-longest platform measuring 1,366.33 metres. Meanwhile, the third-longest platform is at Kollam Junction in Kerala measuring 1,180.5 metres.