Longest railway platform in India 2022 [Latest Updates]

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Hello friends, Here is the list of the “longest railway platform in India 2022“. The longest railway platform in the world is now in India. Earlier, the Kharagpur railway platform was the 2nd longest platform in India, but recently it slipped 2 spots and ranked 4th.

Introduction

• Indian Railway is the lifeline for the people of India. It covers each corner of the country and connects almost every city via the largest rail network.

• As of 31 December 2021, it is the 4th largest railway network in the world after the United States, Russia, and China.

• Railways of India has divided into 18 zones. The new railway zone of Indian Railways is the Southern Coast Railway Zone.

Longest Railway Platform in India, Top 5 List

RankStation nameLength (metres)State
1Hubli Junction railway station1,505Karnataka
2Gorakhpur Junction railway station1,366Uttar Pradesh
3Kollam Junction railway station1,180.5Kerala
4Kharagpur Railway Platform1,072West Bengal
5Chennai Egmore Railway Station925.22Tamil Nadu

Longest Railway Platform in India, (Infographic)

Longest Railway Platform in India, Top 5 List
Longest Railway Platform in India, Top 5 List

Key Points about Longest platform in India

Hubli Junction railway station

Hubli Junction, officially known as Shree Siddharoodha Swamiji – Hubballi Junction.

• It is under the Hubli railway division of the South Western Railway zone (SWR) of Indian Railways situated in Hubli, Karnataka, India.

• As of March 2021, it is the longest railway platform in the world.

• The length of platform number 1 of Hubli Junction is 1,505 meters.

• It is the busiest railway station in Karnataka after Bengaluru city.

longest railway platform in India
Hubli Junction railway station

Gorakhpur Junction railway station

Gorakhpur Junction railway station has the world’s second longest railway platform after Hubli Junction railway station.

• It serves as the headquarters of the North Eastern Railway.

• It connects Eastern Uttar Pradesh to Bihar, Nepal, and Northern India in Bihar.

Gorakhpur Junction railway station
Gorakhpur Junction railway station (Image Source: zeenews)

Kollam Junction railway station

• It is the second-largest railway station in Kerala in terms of area and the largest in terms of the number of tracks.

World’s third longest railway platform is situated at Kollam railway station

• It is operated by the Southern Railway zone of the Indian Railways and comes under the Thiruvananthapuram railway division.

longest railway platform in India
A glimpse of the proposed design of the to-be redeveloped Kollam Junction Railway Station in Kerala (Image Source: Ministry of Railways)

Kharagpur Junction railway station

Kharagpur Junction railway station is a railway station in the Kharagpur subdivision of Paschim Medinipur district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

• It is also the fourth longest railway station by platform length after Hubli Junction railway station, Gorakhpur Junction railway station, and Kollam Junction railway station.

longest railway platform in India
Kharagpur Junction railway station (Image Source: MilOneLion Dodos Tour Photography)

Chennai Egmore Railway Station

• Chennai Egmore, formerly known as Madras Egmore. It is also known as Chennai Elumbur railway station.

• Currently, it is the 5th longest railway station in India located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

• Total length of the platform is 925 meters.

• The station was built in 1906-1908 as the terminus of the South Indian Railway Company.

• The station building is built in the Gothic style and is one of the main landmarks of Chennai.

Proposed Redevelopment of Chennai Egmore Railway Station
Proposed Redevelopment of Chennai Egmore Railway Station

Top 5 Longest Railway Platforms in India 2022 [Shorts]

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question 1: Which is the longest railway platform in India?

Answer: Hubli Junction railway station (As of March 2021)

Question 2: Where is the longest railway platform in India?

Answer: Karnataka (Hubli Junction railway station)

Question 3: Which is the longest railway platform in India in 2021?

Answer: Hubli Junction railway station in Karnataka

Question 4:Which is the second longest railway platform in India?

Answer: Kollam Junction Railway Station (Kerala)

Question 4: Is Kharagpur the longest railway platform in India?

Answer: No, Now the Kharagpur railway platform is the 4th longest railway platform in India after Hubli, Gorakhpur, and Kollam Junction railway stations.

Question 5: Which is the 2nd longest railway platform in India?

Answer: Gorakhpur Junction railway station of Uttar Pradesh is the second longest railway platform in India.

Question 6: Which is the longest railway platform in the world in 2021?

Answer: Hubli Junction railway station of Karnataka

Question 7: Which is the longest railway platform in Karnataka?

Answer: Hubli Junction railway station is the railway platform in Karnataka.

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