Toy train service in Darjeeling hills to resume from Oct 25; The New Indian Express

India – Mountain Railways of India

KOLKATA: Services of the heritage Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR), popularly known as ‘toy train’, is all set to resume in the hills from October 25, after its suspension for 125 days due to the strike called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM).

The indefinite strike in the Darjeeling hills, called by the GJM for a separate state of Gorkhaland on June 15, was lifted after 104 days ahead of Durga Puja. But the train service was restarted partially up to Sukna from October 15.

“We have partially started the narrow-gauge passenger train service up to Sukna from Siliguri in the plains,” North Frontier Railway (NFR) spokesperson Pranav Jyoti Sharma said.

As the service remained suspended for 125 days, repairs and maintenance jobs are required to be done, he told PTI over the phone from Guwahati.

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