Landslide disrupts toy train services in Darjeeling, disappointing tourists

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Kolkata, July 4: (ANI) The services of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR), also known as Toy Train, has been suspended due to a landslide in the hills, disappointing hundreds of tourists coming here from different parts of the country.

The landslide took place on the National Highway 55 severely damaging the narrow gauge track on which the train runs.

But the local rail authority have not taken any initiative to inform the tourists and they continued booking tickets for the toy train journey, leaving tourists angry and disappointed when they learn about disruption of services.

"It's not expected from Indian Railway, at least being the major carrier in India. When the train is not running and suspended indefinitely then why make a fuss of it and fun of it by making your Internet reservations available," said Samrat Sanyal, a local tour operator.

Many visitors were left disappointed; the railway authorities are not taking any responsibility on their part to intimate them of the present situation.

"We could have also board a bus to Darjeeling but we didn't as we wanted to take a trip on toy train," said Kundan Mahato, a tourist. (ANI)

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