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Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway train derail at Ghum, No casualty


 The NJP bound Darjeeling Himalayan Railway’s

train, popularly known as the Toy train, derailed

at Ghum, nearly 3 km down from this hilltop town, when the engine of

this UNESCO heritage engine jumped the track

this morning, official sources said.

There had been no casualty, and the derailed train was cancelled for

the day.

The New Jalpaiguri bound passengers

made their alternative arrangements on their own for their

respective destination.

The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) also returned the funds of the

passengers, according to our correspondent, who was

one of the commuters for the NJP station.

A Joy Ride train which was on a trip from Darjeeling to Ghum and back

was also stranded.

The NFR authorities said the clearance of the track would take about

4/5 hours since the inclement weather and late monsoon rains

affected the restoration of the two-foot wide track.

The toy train, which has been accorded UNESCO World Heritage Site

status, operates under the DHR of the Katihar division of NFR.

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