Hubballi Railway Station in Karnataka Makes History with Guinness World Record for World's Longest Platform
news   March 21, 2023

Hubballi Railway Station in Karnataka Makes History with Guinness World Record for World's Longest Platform

The Hubballi railway station in Karnataka has achieved a great feat by entering the Guinness Book of World Records for having the longest railway platform in the world. This remarkable achievement has put Hubballi railway station on the world map and has made every Indian proud. The 1,507-metre long platform was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday and was built at a cost of Rs 20.1 crore. The new platform will help reduce congestion and improve passenger comfort at the station, which is an important railway junction in Karnataka.

The second longest railway platform in India was Gorakhpur's railway platform, measuring 1,366.33 metres with ramp, which previously held the record of the longest railway platform in the country. However, with the construction of the new platform at Hubballi, it has taken the title of the world's longest railway platform.

Hubballi is a major hub of trade and commerce in the North Karnataka region. The station is situated on the junction connecting railway lines towards Bengaluru (Davanagere side), Hosapete (Gadag side) and Vasco- Da-Gama/Belagavi (Londa side). This route passes through the districts of Vijayanagar, Koppal, Gadag, Dharwad, Uttara Kannada and Belagavi. This is a major coal route of Karnataka linking Steel plant and Thermal power plant with Mormugao Port.

This achievement by the South Western Railway Hubballi division is a significant milestone and is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the railway officials and workers who were involved in the construction of the platform. It is a matter of pride for the people of Karnataka, and for every Indian who loves their country's progress and development.The Guinness World Records certificate given to Hubballi railway station is not just a piece of paper, but it is a symbol of the country's progress and the determination of its people to achieve greatness. It is an inspiration for all of us to aim for the sky and reach new heights in our lives.

The achievement of Hubballi railway station should be a wake-up call for other cities and towns in India to strive for excellence in their own fields. It shows that with hard work, dedication, and a strong sense of purpose, anything is possible.

The world's longest railway platform in Hubballi is not just a platform, but a symbol of India's progress and determination to achieve greatness. It is a testament to the country's spirit of innovation and excellence, and a source of inspiration for generations to come.

Some Intersting Facts about the station

  • Hubballi Railway Station is one of the busiest railway stations in Karnataka and is considered an important railway junction in South India.
  • The station has 6 platforms and handles a footfall of over 1 lakh passengers daily.
  • In addition to being a major hub for trade and commerce, Hubballi Railway Station also serves as a gateway to some of the popular tourist destinations in Karnataka, such as Hampi and Goa.
  • The station has a unique architecture that blends the traditional style of Karnataka with modern amenities.
  • Hubballi Railway Station has won several awards for its cleanliness, safety, and passenger amenities.
  • The station has a heritage museum that showcases the rich history and culture of the region.
  • Hubballi Railway Station has been the shooting location for many Indian movies, including the famous Kannada movie "Mungaru Male".
  • The railway division that operates Hubballi Railway Station, South Western Railway, is one of the 18 railway zones in India and covers the states of Karnataka, Goa, and parts of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra.
  • The railway station has recently set the Guinness World Record for having the longest railway platform in the world, measuring 1,507 metres in length.
  • Hubballi Railway Station was renamed as Shree Siddharoodha Swamiji Station in honor of the famous saint and social reformer, Siddharoodha Swamiji, who lived in the region.

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