Sixth train on Kalka-Shimla track

Last Updated: Monday, April 25, 2011 - 12:20

Shimla: To cater to the tourist rush to this Himachal Pradesh town, Northern Railway has decided to run another toy train on the Kalka-Shimla track, making it the sixth one on the route, an official said Monday.

"From April 30, a special train named duplicate toy train would ply to-and-fro between Kalka in Haryana and Shimla daily. The one-way ticket is Rs.280," a railway official said.

Normally, five toy trains run daily on the Kalka-Shimla track. "This would be the sixth one and would be operational till there is a tourist rush," the official added.

The Kalka-Shimla rail track was built by the British in 1903 to ferry Europeans to-and-fro this hill town.

The ascent begins 640 metres (2,100 ft) above sea level at Kalka and crosses Himachal`s Dharampur, Barog, Solan and Kandaghat before it reaches Shimla at 7,000 ft. It passes through 102 tunnels.


First Published: Monday, April 25, 2011 - 12:20

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