Bid to keep Darjeeling Himalayan Railways alive as functioning heritage site; Assam Tribune

India – Mountain Railways of India

GUWAHATI, May 20 – Maligaon-headquartered Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MoU) with Heavy Engineering Corporation Ltd (HECL), a Government of India enterprise under the Department of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, under which HECL has agreed to manufacture and develop items and equipment for the world heritage Darjeeling Himalayan Railways (DHR).

The MoU is for a period of five years for supply of items including spares of Narrow Gauge Steam locomotives and development of steam boiler for Narrow Gauge Steam locomotives to NFR. The MoU can be extended after completion of five years.

The MoU was signed on Friday at NFR’s Maligaon headquarters by NFR General Manager Chahatey Ram and HECL’s CMD Avijit Ghosh. Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain was present on the occasion.


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