Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday dedicated to the nation the “longest railway platform in the world” at Shree Siddharoodha Swamiji Hubballi station in Karnataka.
The record has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records recently, officials said, adding that the 1,507 m long platform has been built at a cost of about ₹ 20 crores.
PM Modi at an event here also dedicated the electrification of Hosapete – Hubballi – Tinaighat section and the upgradation of Hosapete station, for boosting connectivity in the region.
Developed at a cost of over ₹ 530 crores, the electrification project establishes seamless train operation on electric traction. The redeveloped Hosapete station will provide convenient and modern facilities to travelers. It has been designed to resemble the Hampi monuments, officials said.
The PM also inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for various projects of the Hubballi-Dharwad smart city. The total estimated cost of these projects is about ₹ 520 crores.