The familiar whistle of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) is all set to reverberate once again in the mountains with the Joy Ride services scheduled to resume from Darjeeling on Saturday.
“The joy ride services from Darjeeling to Ghoom and back will resume from Saturday” stated Pranab Jyoti Sharma, Chief Public Relation Officer, North East Frontier Railways. Test rides were conducted on Friday.
Incidentally the Joy Rides are a hot favourite among the tourists, specially foreign tourists. Sources claim that the DHR has incurred a loss of around Rs. 2.5 Crores owing the unrest.
The joy rides are 16km round trips of 2 hour duration from Darjeeling to Ghoom and back with a 10 minute halt at Batasia loop and a half hour stop at Ghoom to visit the DHR museum at Ghoom station.