Gorakhpur gets worlds longest platform with 1366.33 meters
After months of remodelling, and hassled commuters, Gorakhpur finally has the longest railway platform in the world. The length of Gorakhpur Junction home platform now stands at 1366.33 meters, way ahead of previous longest railway platform, Kharagpur railway platform which is 1,074 meters in length.
Speaking to PTI, Shri K.K. Atal, General Manager, North Eastern Railway, said, ”I congratulate the people of Gorakhpur on getting the privilege of world’s longest railway platform in the city. I also appreciate the cooperation of the people of Gorakhpur as more than half of the work was completed within 11 days. I also appreciate the dedication of rail employees and officers who worked day and night for to ensure completion of work within the time limit.” Image Credit: RailNews