Gorakhpur (GKP): A newly built 1366-metre long railway platform at Gorakhpur Railway Station in Uttar Pradesh has entered into the Limca Book of Records as the Longest Railway Platform in the World.
General Manager North Eastern Railways (NER) K.K. Atal unveiled the certificate given by the Limca Book of Records to Platform No. 1 of the railway station at a press conference here on Friday.
According to the certificate, the length of the platform is 1366 metre. It was inaugurated on October 6 last year.
Till now, the record was held by the railway platform at Kharagpur in West Bengal. The platform is 1,072.5 metre long.
Mr. Atal said while the average passenger traffic has declined in other Railway zones, NER has registered an increase of 0.57 per cent during the current fiscal year.
More than Rs. 1,200-crore revenue has been earned from passenger traffic up to December last year, he said.
In view of the recent fire incident in the Dehradun Express on the Maharashtra-Gujarat border, NER has increased vigilance and alerted RPF to prevent passengers from travelling with inflammable items, he added.
The 1,355.40-m platform is the longest one in the world