For tourists who are visiting the famous hill station, Darjeeling has one more reason to enjoy as the famed toy train of Darjeeling Himalayan Railways (DHR) will resume from Christmas, a Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) official said.
As per the official, three daily joy ride services will run between Darjeeling and Ghum stations from Friday.
“The West Bengal government has permitted the resumption of joy ride services between Darjeeling and Ghum at present,” the official said.
The number of services may be increased later depending on the demand of the passengers.
“Resumption of services over the full 88-km length of the DHR between Darjeeling and New Jalpaiguri stations in the plains at Siliguri will be considered after necessary permission is accorded by the state government”. The official said
The famous toy train services were stopped in the month of March owing to a nationwide lockdown as declared by the Central Government in the view of the Covid-19 pandemic.