Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated World`s longest railway platform of 1.5 kilometres at Sri Siddhaarooda railway station in Hubballi in the state of Karnataka. The inauguration of the platform was done during the PM’s Karnataka visit in the presence of Union Minister Pralhad Joshi. It is to be noted that Indian Railways, South Western Railway Zones Hubbali is now registered in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the longest platform.
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Significance of The longest platform:
The world’s longest railway platform will cater to the transportation needs of the Hubballi-Dharwad region and will help in enhancing the operational capacity of the yard. Furthermore, it will enable the operations of trains in both directions.
Gorakhpur platform slips to 2nd in the ranking:
Gorakhpur platform in Uttar Pradesh is the second longest at 1,366.33 meters, and Kollam Junction in Kerala has the third longest platform at 1,180.5 meters.
The Bengaluru-Mysuru expressway:
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also inaugurated the 118-km long Bengaluru-Mysuru expressway. This new project is expected to aid the social and economic growth in the region.
The new e-way built at a cost of Rs 8,480 crore will reduce the travel time between the cities from 3 hours to around 75 minutes.
Furthermore, the project entails widening NH 275 to six lanes along the Bengaluru-Nidaghatta-Mysuru stretch.
PM Modi inaugurates permanent IIT Dharwad campus:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also dedicated new campus of IIT Dharwad, The foundation stone of IIT Dharwad was also laid by him in February 2019. Developed at a cost of over Rs. 850 crores, the institute currently offers 4-year BTech programs, inter-disciplinary 5-year BS-MS program, MTech and PhD programs.
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