The Indian city Hubballi situated in the state Karnataka is all set to get the world’s longest platform. The dimensions of the platform of 1400 meters in length and 10 meters as the width. The existing platform recognized as the Platform number 1 of Hubballi junction will be remodeled, and the remodeling work is already under process. The existing platform at the junction stands as 550-meters long.
“The work is done spending Rs 90 crore for remodeling of wards, building work, signaling, third entrance construction, electrical and other related works. The work is underway and will be completed in a year,” SWR Chief Public Relations Officer E Vijaya was quoted saying.
“This includes the inspection carriage line used at present also getting converted to a full platform. With the new platforms, trains can be dispatched to both directions at once. Remodeling of Hubli yard is also in progress.” Vijaya further added
The extension of the platform is being done as a part of doubling between Hubballi and Bengaluru, which has been under process since November 2019.
The remodeling plan does not only comprise of extending the length of the current platform at the junction but also includes the construction of new platforms and a third entry gate for the junction. Three more platforms will be added to the railway junction, taking the total number of platforms to 8.
At present, the title for the longest railway platform in the world is also undertaken by India with Gorakhpur’s 1366 meter long railway platform followed by Kollam junction at 1180 meters.