Northern Railways introduces holiday special train on World Heritage route



Shimla (Oct 4): Expecting sudden spurt of tourists, Northern Railway has introduced a holiday special train on Kalka-Shimla world heritage route from today onward.
While six trains are were already on the route , they have failed to meet the rising tourist influx after Durga Puja holidays, railway officials disclosed. Shimla-based NR superintend GS Rajput told HimVani that considering sudden spurt of tourists, especially from West Bengal, a holiday special train was introduced from today onward keeping the convince of tourists in mind. He said that new train would leave Kalka at 600hrs while its fare would be Rs 180 per seat, same as the existing trains. The official said that a rail chair car is also plying on the route, charging Rs 247 per seat.

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  1. Great ! But what’ll they do there after alighting??? Might as well go back and have another edition of a great ride!

  2. The Kalka Shimla train track still holds a great value for tourists reaching to Shimla. Tourists now travel to Shimla just to enjoy the train journey and then move to Manali or other destinations the next day.

    This has seriously affected the tourist business in Shimla as tourists now stay in the town for just one day. Sadly, there is nothing left to see in Shimla and with roads in bad conditions in the vicinity of 100 km in Shimla town, tourist business is getting hit in the capital town.

  3. After turning plastic or polythene free capital town is not shabby can hold number of trees to promote high end tourisms. Toy trains add new chapter in the tourist creation.

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