Darjeeling Railway revamping all stations


DARJEELING

The refurbishment of all the 14 railway stations of the Darjeeling
Himalayan Railway,
which enjoys a World Heritage site status
from UNESCO, has started with Sukna station, 10 km from here,
where signboards have been put up in blue and yellow.

In a bid to highlight the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) as a prime tourism destination, DHR authorities are revamping all stations in the 80-km route of the toy train.

The refurbishment of all the 14 railway stations of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, which enjoys a World Heritage site status from UNESCO, has started with Sukna station, 10 km from here, where signboards have been put up in blue and yellow.

The boards show the name of the station, distance to other stations and direction, besides informing passengers about the UNESCO world heritage status of the toy train.

“We are putting in all efforts to highlight the DHR as a prime tourism destination. In the process, we have started the revamp of all 14 stations that fall along the 80 km route of the hill railway from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling,” said the Divisional Railway Manager, Katihar division, Arun Kumar Sharma.

Full report here New Indian Express

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