Mar 22, 2022: Hubbali-Dharwad to have the world’s biggest platform? How big is it? What is the budget? Keep reading to know more!
In addition to a number of other construction initiatives, Prime Minister Modi unveiled the world's longest railway platform on Saturday in Hubballi-Dharwad, Karnataka. At Shree Siddharoodha Swamiji station, the city of Hubballi formally distinguished itself as having the longest railway platform in the world following the opening of the Hubballi platform, earning it a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.
The 1,507-meter-long platform was built at an estimated cost of $20 crore.
In addition to expanding the yard's area and staff, the longer platform will help meet the city's growing transportation needs. Moreover, it will make it possible for many trains to depart at once from two directions. A significant junction and centre for trade and business in Karnataka is the Hubballi station. It links the train lines heading towards Bengaluru (Davanagere side), Hosapete (Gadag side), and Vasco-Da-Gama/Belagavi (Londa side).
In order to increase connectivity in the area, PM Modi also officially opened the upgraded Hosapete station and the supply of electricity of the Hosapete - Hubballi - Tinaighat railway stretch during an event. The electrification project, which was finished at a cost of more than 530 crore, guarantees continuous electric train operations.
Also, travellers will be able to take advantage of modern amenities and conveniences at the recently restored Hosapete station. Its architecture was reportedly influenced by the structures at Hampi.
In the state of Karnataka in southern India, there is a historic settlement called Hampi. Vijayanagara Empire temple complexes that are in ruins can be seen all over the place. The architecture of Hosapete station seems to be inspired by Hampi monuments.
PM Modi officially opened development projects costing about 520 crore in Hubballi-Dharwad, a smart city.
According to the officials, PM Modi officially opened the Jayadeva Hospital and Research Institute, which is expected to cost around Rs. 250 crores and provide the neighbourhood with cutting-edge cardiac care services.
Furthermore, he officially started the Dharwad Multi Village Water Supply Plan, which is expected to cost about Rs. 1,040 crores. PM Modi also laid the groundwork for the Tupparihalla Flood Damage Control Project, which is intended to lessen the harm brought on by the floods and is anticipated to cost roughly Rs. 150 crores.