Landslides Affect Narrow Gauge Service of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

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GUWAHATI: Due to incessant rain a major landslide occurred at km 37/11-13 at Lower Paglajhora between Gayabari and Mahanadi of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway at around 1.30 pm on Wednesday. Approximately 60 metres of railway track was damaged by falling boulders resulting in stoppage of train movements in the section. Since the boulder slip has been occurring in frequent intervals, restoration work will be undertaken only after cessation of rain and stabilization of the topography. Therefore, keeping in view the safety of passengers 52540 / 52541 New Jalpaiguri – Darjeeling Passenger has been cancelled from August 2 to 5. This has ben stated in a communiqué.