Darjeeling: Owing to a landslide on a stretch connecting Rongtong and Tindharia stations, the heritage toy train service between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling in north Bengal has been temporarily stopped, an official said on Sunday.Also Read – AAI Recruitment 2022: Apply For 47 Posts at aai.aero From Oct 12. Read Details Here
The joyride service covering Darjeeling, Ghoom and Batasia Loop, however, are operational, the North Frontier Railway official said. Also Read – Foreign Currency Worth Rs 15.68 Lakhs Concealed Inside Inner Garments Seized At Chennai Airport
A landslide on National Highway-55, running parallel to the railway line at the accident site, resulted in accumulation of debris on the tracks, said an official of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. Also Read – Breaking: Russian National Detained By CBI In JEE Paper Leak Case
Repair and restoration work may take a few days, he said.
Services between Darjeeling and New Jalpaiguri are likely to restart on September 25, ahead of the Durga Puja festive season when tourists flock to the hills, the NFR official said.
The toy train service to Darjeeling from the plains had been briefly stopped due to another landslide in the first week of September.