By Hubli Express News Service
HUBBALLI: Piyush Goyal, Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs and Food & Public Distribution and Textiles, visited the longest railway platform in the world at Shree Siddharoodha Swamiji Hubballi Station on Sunday.
Sanjeev Kishore, General Manager South Western Railway extended a warm welcome to the minister. Kishore briefed him about the major improvements undertaken in recent times at Hubballi Jn, and scope for future improvement. He mentioned that recently the Guinness Book of World Records has recognised the platform at Hubballi Jn- measuring 1507 m – as the longest railway platform in the world. Kishore pointed out that the remodeled yard and longest platform would cater to the growing transport needs of Hubballi city.
Goyal appreciated the feat of South Western Railway, in constructing the longest railway platform in the world. He also praised the upkeep and beautification of the station with murals depicting local art, culture, and heritage.
He was accompanied by Mayor Iresh Anchatageri. Additional DRM Hubballi Division SK Verma, senior DPO Asif Hafeez, Senior DCM Harietha, CPRO Aneesh Hegde, and PRO Pranesh were present during the occasion.
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