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The Kalka-Shimla Heritage Train is Running Again

The Kalka-Shimla Heritage Train is Running Again
The Kalka-Shimla Toy Train resumes services , Photo Credit: shalender / Shutterstock.com

Train services resume on the Kalka-Shimla heritage rail section to attract tourists in the festive months

OT Staff
October 27 , 2020
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After a gap of seven months, the train service on the Kalka-Shimla heritage rail section have resumed again. The train section stopped due to the pandemic.

In a statement, Rajiv Chaudhry, the General Manager Northern and North Central Railways, said that in view of the forthcoming festive season and resumption of the New Delhi-Kalka Shatabdi, the hills will definitely be attracting more tourists. 

The Kalka-Shimla railway is a 2feet 6inch narrow gauge railway in north India known for dramatic views of the hills and surrounding villages. The narrow gauge rail line starts its six-hour journey from Kalka and finishes at Shimla. Built between 1898 and 1903 under the British, the train chugs along acres of lush greenery, through 102 tunnels, 864 bridges and 919 stunning curves. In 2008, UNESCO added the Kalka–Shimla railway to the mountain railways of India World Heritage Site celebrating the cultural legacy of the country.

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