Darjeeling Himalyan Railway to be extended to Siliguri: Roy
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Last Updated: Sunday, August 05, 2012, 17:59
  
Darjeeling: Railway Minister Mukul Roy on Sunday promised to restore the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, which now runs between Darjeeling and Kurseong, to Siliguri by 2013.

"The Railways will make an all-out effort to extend the services to Siliguri," he said.

The UNESCO heritage railway, which attracts tourists both foreign and domestic, has been running for years between Darjeeling and Kurseong as tracks up to Siliguri were damaged by landslides.

Darjeeling: Railway Minister Mukul Roy on Sunday promised to restore the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, which now runs between Darjeeling and Kurseong, to Siliguri by 2013.

"The Railways will make an all-out effort to extend the services to Siliguri," he said.

The UNESCO heritage railway, which attracts tourists both foreign and domestic, has been running for years between Darjeeling and Kurseong as tracks up to Siliguri were damaged by landslides.

Roy said his ministry would consider the long-standing demand of the hill people to extend Darjeeling Mail to Gulma instead of now New Jalpaiguri.

PTI


First Published: Sunday, August 05, 2012, 17:59


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