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12022019/559 27-02-2019
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway celebrating Heritage month

The month of February 2019 is being celebrated in DHR as Heritage month. Various events are being organised in this connection throughout DHR.

In this connection, a steam special run was organised from Siliguri to Rongtong o­n 9th February where school children was taken for a free ride o­n the steam hauled toy train. There are also plan to take foreigners also o­n a similar ride o­n 16thFebruary. It is expected that such initiatives will help in more popularising the already famous DHR toy train service. Walk to promote heritage will be organised o­n 22nd February where people will walk from Ghum to Batasia Loop spreading the message to preserve the World Heritage site. Quiz and art competition will be organised o­n 23rd and 24thFebruary, 2019 at Kurseong and Darjeeling amongst school children and railway wards. During this period, many important stations like Darjeeling, Ghum, Kurseong, Sonada, Siliguri Town etc have been decorated with LED lighting to make them look attractive. More over Narrow Gauge steam locomotive and rolling stock presently available at Ghum museum have also been decorated. The Tindharia workshop where narrow gauge locomotives and coaches are maintained has been opened for common people to have a glimpse of the activities that are undertaken to keep the service running.

All these activities are expected to further popularise the service o­n DHR apart from strengthening the bond with local population.

(Pranav Jyoti Sharma)

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