Heavy rainfall triggered landslides in NH55 and NH10, trees uprooted, toy train held up

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Darjeeling Siliguri, July 4: Heavy rainfall since last night triggered landslides and brought down trees along NH55 and NH10, disrupting a toy train and road traffic for hours. Narendra Mohan, the area officer of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, said a tree had been uprooted and fallen on tracks and NH55, which run parallel, at Rongtong. […]

Darjeeling toy train cuts a man into halves near ‪Sonada‬

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Man Mowed Down by Train Near ‪Sonada‬ Reports: Tenzing Sangayla Bhutia 17 June 2016 Darjeeling Sonada: The World famous UNESCO’s World Heritage Darjeeling toy train cuts an unidentified man in half and drags one half of the body all the way to Sonada while the other the half of his body was found near 8th […]

Darjeeling Toy train long distance service put on hold

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DARJEELING 13 Jun 2016 The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway toy train service along the 87km route from Darjeeling to New Jalpaiguri station has been temporarily suspended  after three of its diesel engines broke down a few days ago and are presently under repairs. The DHR has four diesel engines, but three being non-functional, with the latest […]

Darjeeling toy train get glass walls for engine view

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Darjeeling June 8: The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway has replaced the opaque walls at the rear and front ends of two first class coaches with glasses so that travellers can see the more than century-old steam engine pull the train. Narendra Mohan, the area officer of DHR, said the refit compartments were being used for toy […]

Darjeeling MP SS Ahluwalia stands against Discrimination against Nepali Language

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Darjeeling Once again we are most thankful to Darjeeling MP SS Ahluwalia who has stepped up to protect the Nepali language. Following report on social media (The Darjeeling Chronicle) MP wrote to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu reminding him that not putting up signs in Nepali language is a violation of the Language Policy of India […]

Kalimpong, a centre of convergence: trade, town and people

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Writes: Diki Sherpa [ It was said that ,someday in 1940’s A wealthy man , to be specific the director of Rolex watches desired to know this place called “kalimpong” from where such an unusual high amount of Rolex watches is demanded. When the man finally arrived in Kalimpong he was rather stunned to find […]

Darjeeling toy train resumes its daily train service between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling

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Siliguri, May 23: The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway will resume its daily train service between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling next week, more than five months after it had been rescheduled to thrice a week because of lack of diesel engines. Narendra Mohan, the area officer of the DHR, said daily services between NJP and Darjeeling halted […]

UNESCO to Survey ‪‎Darjeeling‬ Himalayan Railway Next Month

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Writes: Mrinalini Sharma A six-member Unesco team will visit the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway for five days next month to conduct a survey of the World Heritage Site. The visit is part of formulating# a Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan – a blue print on conservation, management and sustainable development of toy train. Officials of the […]

Darjeeling toy rtain to add extra coaches for Christmas-New Year season

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Siliguri, Dec. 22: The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway will add one extra coach to each of the three diesel-run toy trains for the joy rides to accommodate tourists who flock to the hills during the Christmas-New Year season. The additional compartments on the Darjeeling-Ghoom-Darjeeling route would be introduced from December 25. Narendra Mohan, the area officer […]

Week long Darjeeling Cultural and Tourism Festival 2015

Tourist in the second day of the ongoing week long Darjeeling Cultural and Tourism Festival (DCTF) did what they had only watched actors do in cinemas and wished. The festival organizers gave enthusiastic tourists a thrilling opportunity, to dance on the moving Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR), a first for many of them. And willing tourists […]

100 years of Tindharia workshop – DHR, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

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1915-2015: 100 years of Tindharia Works, A UNESCO World Heritage Area Article by: DHR Sano Rail This year celebrates 100 years of Tindharia Works. It has always been considered a location relatively safe from landslips but this was to change in 2011. The only background information I have of Tindharia is to be found in […]

Toy train resumes Darjeeling-NJP service after 5 years

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Mrinalini Sharma World heritage, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway today resumed its full-fledged toy-train service along the whole length of 80km tracks from New Jalpaiguri (NJP ) to Darjeeling after a gap of five years. The toy train service from NJP to Darjeeling, the most sought-after choice of tourists, has been suspended since June 14, 2010, after a […]

Bimal Gurung thanked Dr Subramanian Swamy for raising Gorkhaland issue at the National level

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Bimal Gurung, the GTA chief  expressed his gratitude to Dr Subramanian Swamy for raising the statehood issue at the National level by  writing to Home Minister for GORKHA PRADESH and raising several other issues such as creating a post of Additional Chief Secretary and Additional DGP for the GTA (Gorkhaland Territorial Administration). Subramanian Swamy during National […]

Darjeeling Toy train accident in Kurseong, one tourist dead

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A toy train carrying more than 50 tourists hurtled down sloping rail tracks in Kurseong yesterday as its wheels skidded, causing the death of a Calcutta lady who may have fallen off. The alertness of a Siliguri-based businessman saved lives in the three coaches. Giridharilal Gan, a bookseller from Siliguri, turned the wheel-like emergency brake […]

Restore Darjeeling Himalayan Railway writes New Railway Minister to Mamata Banerjee

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The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway  (DHR), warned by UNESCO that it could lose its status as a world heritage site, has found fresh hope of restoring the link that can help retain that status. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway New Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda has written to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, according to Darjeeling MP S […]

The fading legacy of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

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Unless authorities involves more and more local participation, the DHR ( Darjeeling Himalayan Railway ) would remain just a showpiece for Darjeeling GenNext – writes Vivek Ghatani, Senior Editor, www.indiangorkhas.in At Kurseong Railway station above 4750 ft, tourists mostly Bengalis from south Bengal stands in queue for a railway ticket to travel in the infamous […]

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway resumed Kurseong to Mahanadi toy train service

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Darjeeling -Siliguri, March 25: The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) today resumed the toy train service between Kurseong and Mahanadi, a stretch of 13km, following the repair of tracks at the landslide-hit Tindharia. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway resumed Kurseong to Mahanadi  toy train service “We have extended the daily toy train service up to Mahanadi. From now […]

Darjeeling toy train service from NJP to Ghayabari resumed

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Darjeeling : After a gap of around four years, the Darjeeling toy train service from NJP to Ghayabari was finally restarted yesterday, but the direct journey of the toy train from NJP to Darjeeling is yet to be restored. Steam engine toy train en-route to Ghayabari on Sunday. Notably, since June, 2010, there has been no […]
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