Gorakhpur has world’s longest rly platform

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 on Friday.

According to the certificate, the length of the platform is 1,355.40 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.

Atal said while the average passenger traffic has declined in other Railway zones, the NER has registered an increase of 0.57% during the current fiscal year.

More than Rs 1200 crore revenue has been earned from passenger traffic up to December last year, he said.

The GM said in view of the recent fire incident in the Dehradun Express on the Maharashtra-Gujarat border, the NER has increased vigilance and alerted RPF to prevent passengers from travelling with inflammable items.

The Railways is also trying to check possibilities of fire due to short-circuit in coaches, he said.
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