Kalka-Shimla train to resume operations from today
NEW DELHI [Maha Media]: In a positive development for the tourists planning to visit Himachal Pradesh, the Indian Railways has decided to bring back on track the Kalka-Shimla toy train, which will resume operations from Wednesday.
The extremely popular train was suspended for seven months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to a release by the Northern Railways, the seven-coach Kalka-Shimla toy train also known as the Himalayan Queen will make its first journey from Kalka to Shimla, and vice versa, for the first time since March when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a national lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease was enforced.
The Railway Board had given its approval for the resumption of Kalka-Shimla train service last week keeping in mind the upcoming festival season. A Northern Railway official further said that the train service is being resumed keeping in mind the huge rush in view of the festival season rush.