Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw dedicated the redeveloped railway station in Dharwad and remodelled yard of Sri Siddharoodha Swamiji Railway Station in Hubballi on Tuesday.
He also flagged off a weekly express train from SSS Hubballi to Hazrat Nizamuddin with stoppage at Kopargaon, to benefit devotees travelling to Shirdi. It is a weekly service, as of now.
He described SSS Hubballi Station as the second busiest railway station of South Western Railway after KSR Bengaluru.
He also inaugurated the third entry to SSS Hubballi Station with three additional platforms and other facilities. With this, Hubballi Station has eight platforms, one of which is set to be the world’s longest.
Officials have completed modernisation of the yard, signalling and electrical systems at a cost of ₹115 crore. This will address the growing needs of the junction which is a centre place for mass transportation of public and commercial goods in the State.
The third entry will decongest the first two and…