Matheran monsoon toy train run from Sept 29?

In a first during the monsoon, Central Railway (CR) is likely to run the toy train service on the 3-km Aman Lodge-Matheran stretch from September 29.

Chetan Bakshi, CRS (Central circle), is likely to grant the clearance in a day or two. “It is not proper to disclose the schedule until the official approval comes. But we are prepared to run the service from September 29.

Toy train service between NJP-Kurseong to resume

The landslides affected sites on NH-55 are likely to be reconstructed and the toy train route between New Jalpaiguri and Kurseong is likely to be repaired, official sources said today. After the monsoon season ends, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and the railway will start their separate projects to revive their services in the landslide-affected areas of Kurseong sub-division. NHAI officials said they have been consulting with the transport ministry in New Delhi and have also been in touch with Japanese experts on how best to reconstruct the damaged portion NH55. Northeast Frontier Railway ADRM Devendra Singh Kunwar said “We will not wait for NH-55 to be reconstructed, but we will ourselves take initiative to lay down the damaged portion of the toy train trucks and where there is no service of the toy train we will start its resumption again after the monsoon.