Darjeeling:In a bid to meet the increasing demand of traveling on 2 ft track of Darjeeling Heritage Railway (DHR) among the visiting travellers, the NF Railway has launched a special ” Joy Ride” for the visitors to mark the “Ghum Festival” in the hills of Darjeeling.
” The N. F. Railway has decided to operate an evening service of one special joyride under the toy train service of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway.
” The joyride will run between Darjeeling and Ghum in both directions on every weekend starting from November 12 till December 4, 2022 for 8 trips in view of the upcoming three week-long festival,” an official of DHR said on Monday.
The Joyride special train no. 02551 (Darjeeling – Ghum – Darjeeling), will depart from Darjeeling at 18:00 hours to reach Ghum at 18:45 hours. On its return journey the train will depart from Ghum at 19:15 hours to reach Darjeeling at 19:45 hours. The joy ride special will run with a composition of 03 First Class Chair Car. There will be 30 seats each at every first class chair car coach,” he added.
A Siliguir report said the NFR to clear extra rush of passengers, has decided to continue the running of 05639/05640 (Silchar – Kolkata – Silchar) festival special train for another ten trips with its existing timings, stoppages and composition.
Special train no. 05639 (Silchar – Kolkata) will run for another ten trips leaving from Silchar at 06:00 hours on all Thursdays to reach Kolkata at 13:00 hours on the next day from November 10, 2022 till January 12, 2023.
In return direction, special train no. 05640 (Kolkata – Silchar) will run for another ten trips leaving from Kolkata at 15:00 hours on all Fridays to reach Silchar at 00:30 hours on Sunday from November 11, 2022 till January 13, 2023.