Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) resumed its toy train


Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) resumed its toy train
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Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) resumed its toy prepare common companies for New Jalpaiguri station to Darjeeling.

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) resumed its toy prepare common companies for New Jalpaiguri station to Darjeeling from Wednesday after a niche of 1 and a half years.

The heritage toy prepare companies between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling in West Bengal resumed after a 17-month hole on account of COVID-19 pandemic.

Already, the toy prepare was on the tracks between Darjeeling and Ghum since August 16.

At current, one prepare will run every day in every route between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling, 88 km aside, Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) spokesperson Guneet Kaur stated from Maligaon.

The resumption of the toy prepare companies is anticipated to reinforce tourism and hospitality sectors.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site

The toy prepare on this route was declared a UNESCO ‘World Heritage Site’ in 1999.

Both heritage steam locos constructed between 1889 and 1927 in addition to trendy diesel engines are used to drag the toy trains which are extensively widespread amongst international vacationers and home travellers.

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It is at the moment working 11 spherical journeys between Darjeeling and Ghum utilizing each vista dome and first-class coaches, Kaur stated.

The prepare ascends from about 100 metres above imply sea degree at New Jalpaiguri to about 2,200 metres at Darjeeling.

The toy prepare companies have been suspended in March final yr following imposition of COVID-19 restrictions.

The pleasure rides between Darjeeling and close by Ghum have been resumed from Christmas however suspended once more a couple of months later because of the second wave of the pandemic.

(With PTI inputs)

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