Hubballi, India (Urban Transport News): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dedicated to the nation the longest railway platform in the world at Shree Siddharoodha Swamiji Hubballi Station (SSS Hubballi Station - UBL) on 12th March 2023. The record has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records recently. The 1,507 metres long platform has been built at a cost of about Rs 20 crores.
This railway station has one of the best infrastructural terminal and has three entrances to get into station. One is the main entrance, other infront of Central Railway Hospital of Gadag road, and third one few metres ahead of main entrance i.e. near yard. The station has interesting Platform bifurcation. It has total 8 platforms, five of them are alike other stations i.e. one beside the another & other three in the next entry. The longest platform is divided into two parts, it has platform no 1 & 8 on same platform.
SSS Hubballi Junction is center place for transportation of public and commercial in Karnataka by connecting northwest to Mumbai (460 km), west to Goa (160 km), South to Bengaluru (410 km) and east to Hyderabad (450 km) with heavy mass transportation. It is the busiest railway station in Karnataka after Bengaluru City. The Hubli division situated in Hubli city connects Bengaluru, Mysuru, Mangaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Goa and more.
The SSS Hubballi Junction is managed by Hubballi Division of South Western Railway (SWR) of Indian Railways and it has Goods Shed, Diesel Loco Shed, Carriage Repair Workshop, Train Yard, and many more of Railways.
The Hubballi station was opened in the late 19th century (1886-87) by the British Company. It was a major important station for both passengers as well as goods from the old era itself. It has maor importance in the South Western Railway jurisdiction. It has connection to almost every part of India (Bengaluru, Chennai, Trivandrum, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Udaipur, New Delhi, Varanasi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Vishakapatnam, Madgaon-Vasco-Goa and many more. The station is the second busiest in the zone after Bengaluru at first.