Diesel toy trains back in Darjeeling hills

A day after the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) contractor’s association forced the closure of toy trains, DHR on Thursday ran the diesel engine train.

On Wednesday, the DHR contractor’s association had demanded closure of the the toy train ride demanding payment of their pending dues. The pending amount is pegged at Rs 1 crore that has not been paid for over four to five months.

Tourists to the Hills were also left disappointed after the toy train rides got cancelled owing to the agitation.

All the four long distance rides from Darjeeling to Kurseong have been suspended. These trains instead have been pressed into service for the shorter but more favorable joy ride from Darjeeling to Ghoom.