Many have canceled plans to tour the lockdown this year. As soon as the lockdown got up and the train started, many people went out for a walk. Many have plans to visit Bengali's favorite Dipuda (Digha Puri Darjeeling). For those who are planning to go to Darjeeling, Indian Railways has given great news. After being closed for 9 months, the traditional toy train is being launched at Christmas.
Built between 179 and 181, the length of this railway is 8 kilometers (53 miles). Its elevation is 100 meters (328 feet) in Siliguri and 2,200 meters (6,218 feet) in Darjeeling. Even today it runs on steam engines. In 1999 UNESCO Darjeeling Himalayan Railway World Heritage Enlists. In 2005 The Nilgiri Hill Railway too It is listed as a World Heritage Site
The lockdown was announced across the country in the last week of March as the Corona epidemic spread. Like other branches of Indian Railways, Toytrain also closed. It is expected that the number of tourists will increase after the launch of the toy train service, which will further boost local economic activities. Please be informed that the economic activities here have almost come to a standstill since the lockdown due to its dependence on tourism.
The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) administration was ready to start toy train service two months ago. The district administration was also given a letter in the first week of October asking for permission, but it was not possible to start the toy train service due to lack of approval.