Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the “longest railway platform in the world” at the Shree Siddharoodha Swamiji Hubballi Station, near Hubballi, on Sunday. The 1,507-meter long platform has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records and was built at a cost of approximately Rs 20 crore. The PM also dedicated the electrification of Hosapete-Hubballi-Tinaighat section and the upgradation of Hosapete station, which cost over Rs 530 crore, and will establish seamless train operation on electric traction.
Furthermore, PM Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for various smart city projects in Hubballi-Dharwad, which are estimated to cost about Rs 520 crores. He also laid the foundation stone for the Jayadeva Hospital and Research Centre, which will provide tertiary cardiac care to the people of the region and is being developed at a cost of about Rs. 250 crores. Additionally, he laid the foundation stone for the Dharwad Multi Village Water Supply Scheme, estimated to cost over Rs. 1,040 crores, and the Tupparihalla Flood Damage Control Project, aimed at mitigating damage caused by floods and being developed at a cost of about Rs 150 crores.
The redeveloped Hosapete station, which has been designed to resemble the Hampi monuments, will provide modern facilities to travelers. The electrification project and the upgradation of the station will boost connectivity in the region, providing convenience to travelers. These initiatives are aimed at promoting modernization and development in the region.