The length of this platform is 1366.4 meters i.e. about one and a half km. This platform is so long that while going to the other end, your feet will ache, but the platform will not take the name of ending. Let us know a little more about this station.
Where is this junction –
The longest platform in the world is located at Gorakhpur Junction in UP. This junction comes under the North-Eastern Railway. The reconstruction work of this platform was completed in October 2013, after which its name has also been registered in the Limca Book of World Records. The length of platform number 1 to 2 of the junction of this railway is 366.4 meters. Let me tell you, you will not find a platform longer than this anywhere else in the world. (photo credit: wikimedia commons)
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The junction broke the record of Kharagpur as well –
Earlier the record of the longest platform was in the name of India. This platform was located in Kharagpur, West Bengal, whose length was 1072.5 meters. However, after reconstruction, the length of platform number-1 and 2 of Gorakhpur Junction has exceeded this. Since then it is known as the longest platform in the world. (photo credit: wikimedia commons)
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170 trains pass daily –
According to a report, the length of this platform of Gorakhpur Junction is so much that two trains with 26 coaches can be parked here simultaneously. A large number of trains also ply daily at this junction. Around 170 trains pass through this junction daily. Let me tell you, the local people themselves could not believe that the railway platform from which they used to come and go daily, is known as the longest platform in the world.
Gorakhpur Railway Station –
Not only this, it is said that this railway station was built 136 years ago, and at that time there used to be a waiting room for the passengers. At the same time, there were separate VIP rooms for the British, in which no one else was allowed to go. At that time the station building used to be single storey and had only 6 rooms.
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