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দার্জ্জিলিং     दार्जिलिंग

Track: Narrow Gauge

Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 3
Number of Halting Trains: 0
Number of Originating Trains: 13
Number of Terminating Trains: 3
Hill Cart Road, Limbugaon, Darjeeling
State: West Bengal
Elevation: 2073 m above sea level
Zone: NFR/Northeast Frontier
Division: Katihar
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Mar 20 2017 (08:43)  Dhaka-Darjeeling train route by 2020 (www.dhakatribune.com)
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Posted by: karbang~  144 news posts
Bangladesh and India are working on two separate projects for the rail link
The governments of Bangladesh and India are working to restore the rail route between Dhaka and Darjeeling.
Railway Minister Mujibul Haque told the Dhaka Tribune that the initiative will restore the route after 52 years of neglect.
The rail lines connecting India and Bangladesh were severed after the 1965 India-Pakistan war.
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Minister Mujibul said: “We are expanding our rail connection with India to facilitate the increasing trade and tourism.”
“We will wrap up the project by late 2019” the minister said.
The re-established link will connect Chilahati station in Nilphamari with Haldibari station in Cooch Behar district in West Bengal, which will then allow trains to go to Darjeeling via Shiliguri.
Bangladesh and India are working on two separate projects for the rail link.
Seven kilometer of broad-gauge track will be laid by Bangladesh on the Chilahati-Haldibari route with India laying another 3km of track.
The project is costing Bangladesh Tk78.13 crore.
According to the Indian Bureau of Statistics, there were 965,000 tourists from Bangladesh to India in February, the highest for the month.
The route will also help trade by opening up new routes for freight transportation.
Jan 20 2017 (18:43)  Rail link plan with Bhutan, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Nepal: Suresh Prabhu (www.india.com)
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Jan 20 2017 (18:43)
Station Tag: Darjeeling/DJ added by Rahul K😎🚂/965197

Posted by: Rahul K😎🚂~  53 news posts
Darjeeling (WB), Jan 20: The Centre is mulling linking neighbouring countries like Bhutan, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Nepal through the railways. This was announced here today by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu at a programme where an agreement was signed between the Indian Railways and UNESCO. “We have neighbouring countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal. We have a very cordial relationship with them. We want to increase railway connectivity with these countries.
We are trying to develop it,” Prabhu told reporters. “If a circuit can be made connecting these neighbouring countries, it will increase interaction, tourism, trade, employment and connectivity,” he added. Prabhu said work was on to connect all the eight state capitals of the north-east, so that the tourism potential of
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the region gets a boost.
Horticulture, floriculture, handicraft of the region would get a bigger market after the state capitals are connected with the rest of the country, the railway minister said, adding that he would visit Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh in the next two days. Prabhu said investments of Rs 3-3.5 lakh crore would be made in the railways while the amount had been Rs 35,000-40,000 crore a year earlier. This will bring development in the functioning of the railways, he added.
Jan 17 2017 (21:02)  20 जनवरी को पार्लियामेंट्री कंसल्टेटिव कमेटी की बैठक (www.jagran.com)
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Posted by: Rahul K😎🚂~  53 news posts
डीआरएम उमाशंकर यादव के नेतृत्व में रेल अधिकारियों का दल न्यू जलपाईगुड़ी के लिए मंगलवार को रवाना हो गया। जानकारी के अनुसार एनएफ रेलवे अंतर्गत कटिहार डिवी•ान के दार्जीलग में आगामी 20 जनवरी को पार्लियामेंट्री कंसल्टेटिव कमेटी की बैठक होनी है। इसमें रेल मंत्री सहित सभी सदस्य हिस्सा लेंगे। इस विशेष बैठक की तैयारी में रेल अधिकारी जुट गए हैं।

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Jan 17 2017 (21:15)
Rahul K😎🚂~   1959 blog posts   2041 correct pred (77% accurate)
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Railway Top Boss's meeting this week. It'll be interesting to see what they discuss just before budget session..
Jan 10 2017 (22:02)  दार्जिलिंग के समीप टॉय ट्रेन पटरी से उतरी (www.punjabkesari.in)
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Posted by: OM SAI RAM~  51 news posts
दार्जिलिंग: पश्चिम बंगाल के दार्जिलिंग जिले में आज टॉय ट्रेन के इंजन और दो डिब्बे पटरी से उतर जाने से ड्राइवर समेत कम से कम 10 लोग घायल हो गए। पूर्वाेत्तर सीमांत रेलवे के अधिकारियों ने गुवाहाटी में बताया कि यह हादसा अपराह्न तीन बजकर 25 मिनट पर कुर्सियांग और महानदी के बीच हुआ। ट्रेन दार्जिलिंग से सिलीगुड़ी जा रही थी।
दार्जिलिंग हिमालयन रेलवे के निदेशक टी भूटिया ने दार्जिलिंग में बताया कि इस हादसे में ड्राइवर समेत 10 लोग घायल हो गए और उन्हें कुर्सियांग अस्पताल में भर्ती कराया गया है। बाकी यात्री कुर्सियांग से सड़क मार्ग से उनके गंतव्य को भेजे गए। कुर्सियांग दार्जिलिंग से करीब 32 किलोमीटर दूर है। भूटिया ने बताया कि पागलझोरा के समीप एक मोड़ से
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गुजरते समय डीजल इंजन और दो डिब्बे पटरी से उतर गए। रेल इंजीनियर घटना के कारण का पता लगाने के लिए मौके पर पहुंच गए हैं। टॉय ट्रेन सेवा का संचालन दार्जिलिंग हिमालयन रेलवे करती है।
Dec 27 2016 (08:37)  Another hurdle hits Sikkim rail link - Two conditions set for NOC: Form joint panels & grant land rights to forest dwellers (www.telegraphindia.com)
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Dec 27 2016 (8:37AM)
Station Tag: Rangpo/RNGPO added by RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~/233871

Dec 27 2016 (8:37AM)
Station Tag: Siliguri Junction/SGUJ added by RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~/233871

Dec 27 2016 (8:37AM)
Station Tag: Sivok/SVQ added by RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~/233871

Dec 27 2016 (8:37AM)
Station Tag: Darjeeling/DJ added by RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~/233871

Posted by: RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~  934 news posts
Darjeeling,: The project to extend railway link to Sikkim, which was flagged off seven years ago, is yet to start with the plan hitting one hurdle after another.
On October 30, 2009, then railway minister Mamata Banerjee had laid the foundation stone of the Rs 1,339.48 crore project that was to be completed by 2015.
The tracks between Sevoke, about 30km from Siliguri, to Rangpo in Sikkim are to cover a distance of 45km. While India's rail connectivity in Sikkim is yet to start, China is rapidly expanding the railway connectivity to the
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border.
Two conditions set by GTA Sabha members for giving the mandatory no-objection certificate for tracks to pass through forests is the latest stumbling block to the project.
In February this year, the Supreme Court had given the green light for the tracks to be laid in the Mahananda wildlife sanctuary, rejecting the objections raised by environmentalists.
Gram sabhas, a panel of villagers to advise local panchayats, in the GTA area have to give the NOC on behalf of the tribal people. But the panels are not in existence as panchayat elections haven't been held in the hills since 2000. The rail link will pass through 26 forest villages.
The NOC from the forest dwellers is mandatory under the Forest Rights Acts 2006. As gram panchayats were non-functional, the Darjeeling district magistrate had sent the NOC, which was rejected by the Union ministry of tribal affairs. Last year, the ministry, the nodel agency for the implementation of the Forest Rights Acts, vested powers on the elected GTA Sabha members to perform the duties given to the panchayat members.
The rail project passes through six GTA constituencies whose representatives have set two condition for the NOC.
Narbu G. Lama, GTA Sabha member from Takdah-Teesta Valley constituency, said: "We are not opposing the rail project which is about national security and we, too, want it to be completed as early as possible. We, however, want the railways to form a committee with the GTA to oversee various issues related to the common public during the construction phase. Issues like compensation and damage that might happen during the construction can be dealt with by the joint committees. We also demand that land rights be given to forest villagers as mandated by the Forest Rights Acts 2006."
Anurag Srivastava, the Darjeeling DM, said the process of granting land rights to forest villagers had started. The granting of the land rights to the forest villagers was also been hit by the non-existence of the panchayat system.
A senior official of Northeast Frontier Railway said there was no provision of forming any such committee as demanded by the GTA. "The railways obtain all necessary clearances and land from the state concerned. The project is then carried out by construction firms. We believe the GTA is trying to play a role. But it is not our concern," he said.
For the project, the railways need 98.94 acres of land in Bengal. While 77.77 acres are with the forest department, over 18 acres are with the state government. Only 2.77 acres of private land need to be acquired.
Under the project, 14 tunnels and 28 bridges would be built and there would be four stations at Riang, Gailkhola, Teesta Bazar and Melli.
Aug 20 2016 (16:28)  DHR vows to stop trucks on Tindharia rail (www.telegraphindia.com)
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Aug 20 2016 (4:28PM)
Station Tag: Tindharia/TDH added by Vaibhav Agarwal*^/432532

Aug 20 2016 (4:28PM)
Station Tag: Siliguri Junction/SGUJ added by Vaibhav Agarwal*^/432532

Aug 20 2016 (4:28PM)
Station Tag: Darjeeling/DJ added by Vaibhav Agarwal*^/432532

Posted by: Vaibhav Agarwal*^  1403 news posts
Siliguri, Aug. 19: The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway today said it would not allow heavy vehicles to ply on the road on which the toy train tracks had been laid at the landslide-hit portion of NH55 at Tindharia as this would put the locomotive workshop there at the risk of collapsing.
According to DHR officials, the Unesco has already expressed concern over the movement of heavy vehicles on the path of the heritage railway at Tindharia - located 30km from here - saying it can cause the collapse of the road and the locomotive workshop which is part of the heritage property.
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will not allow the heavy vehicles on the road built by the railways for the toy trains at Tindharia at any cost because that area is very unstable. If we allow the movement of vehicles other than the toy trains, it can topple the balance causing the road to cave in and the locomotive workshop of the DHR to collapse. In fact, the Unesco officials are aware that trucks have plied on the 100 meter road built by the railways on August 16 and they have expressed concern for the locomotive workshop. This does not augur well for the heritage railway," said Narendra Mohan, the area officer of the DHR today.
"It is very unfair that the railways are being pressured to provide road for the plying of vehicles. That responsibility should be the state PWD's. But the PWD is keeping mum on the issue. Under the circumstances, we have decided not to operate direct trains from Siliguri to Darjeeling and vice-versa till the stalemate is over," he added.
On August 16, 200-odd trucks belonging to members of the Darjeeling Truck Drivers' Association (Kurseong unit) ran though the tracks on the 100 meter stretch. Heavy vehicles had not been plying on the highway since the landslide at Tindharia in September 2011 as the road is yet to be restored.
Trucks used to travel between Siliguri and Kurseong through the Rohini Road but that, too, was closed on July 26. Now, they have to take circuitous route via Mirik and Mungpoo to reach Kurseong.
The DHR authorities deployed RPF personnel to prevent the trucks from plying on the tracks at Tindharia after August 16. This has led the truck drivers to launch agitation at the spot. Discussions between the truck drivers, DHR authorities and local people on the issue at Tindharia were inconclusive yesterday.
The massive landslide at the highway on September 2011 had washed away the road and the tracks and put the 100-year-old workshop at the risk of collapsing. Direct toy train service from Siliguri to Darjeeling had been stopped since June 2010 because of a landslide at Paglajhora, 35km from here, on NH55.
In March 2013, Unesco had written to the Indian railways for immediate restoration of the tracks at the two landslide-hit spots on the highway and resume direct service between Siliguri and Darjeeling.
Following the rap from Unesco, the DHR cut the hillside, including a portion of the workshop, and created a 10ft space for the new tracks.
Dec 06 2015 (10:09)  52540/Darjeeling -New Jaipaiguri Passenger (Toy Train) is being restarted (epaper.navbharattimes.com)
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Posted by: AKS KYN GKP  26 news posts
From 07/12/2015 this train will run again.

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Dec 06 2015 (13:08)
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Jun 15 2015 (09:04)  Toy train service resumes in Darjeeling after five years (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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Jun 15 2015 (9:04AM)
Station Tag: Siliguri Junction/SGUJ added by Delhi Karachi Flying Mail/1228273

Jun 15 2015 (9:04AM)
Station Tag: Darjeeling/DJ added by Delhi Karachi Flying Mail/1228273

Posted by: H S Dhillon  3 news posts
DARJEELING: After a gap of nearly five years, the toy train service has resumed in West Bengal's Darjeeling.
The toy train 'Queen of Hills' shuttled yesterday between Darjeeling and New Jalpaiguri stations.
The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, consists of 88.48 km of narrow gauge track that connects New Jalpaiguri with Darjeeling, passing through Ghum at an altitude of 2258 meters.
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toy train service was suspended on September 2010, after a landslide destroyed about 600 meters of road and tracks running parallel to it at the Tindharia town of Darjeeling.

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Jun 15 2015 (10:00)
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Mr Appu it is an NFR Train so please tag it in NFR Zone news not NER
NFR is Northeast Frontier Railways
NER North Eastern Railways
And Darjeeling don't comes in NER it comes NFR Zone.
Feb 21 2015 (10:51)  दार्जिलिंग में छुट्टियां बिताना अब और खर्चीला, धनबाद को मिली सीधी टेन, तो बढ़ गया ट्वॉय टेन का किराया, वाष्प इंजन वाली ट्वॉय टेन की सवारी होगी तीन गुणा महंगी (epaper.jagran.com)
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Feb 21 2015 (10:56AM)
Station Tag: Darjeeling/DJ added by অনুপম**/401739

Feb 21 2015 (10:56AM)
Station Tag: New Jalpaiguri Junction/NJP added by অনুপম**/401739

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Feb 21 2015 (10:56AM)
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Posted by: 4πu¶am*^~  4372 news posts
तापस बनर्जी, धनबाद इस बार गर्मी की छुट्टियों में दार्जिलिंग की ठंडी वादियों में कुछ दिन बिताने को इच्छुक सैलानियों को पहले से अधिक जेब ढीली करनी होगी। न्यू जलपाईगुड़ी तक तो पहुंच जाएंगे, मगर वहां से यूनेस्को की ओर से धरोहर घोषित टॉय टेन का सफर काफी खर्चीला होगा। रेलवे ने टॉय टेन के किराये में काफी बढ़ोत्तरी कर दी है। नया किराया लागू भी कर दिया गया है। धनबाद सहित पूरे झारखंड के लिए हाल में न्यू जलपाईगड़ी की सीधी टेन का तोहफा मिला था। 19 फरवरी से शुरू हुई टेन से धनबाद सहित अन्य जगहों में रह रहे लोग दार्जिलिंग घुमने की योजना बना रहे थे। झारखंड-बिहार के सबसे नजदीकी हिल स्टेशनों में शुमार दार्जिलिंग जानेवाले पर्यटकों के लिए हिमालयन टॉय टेन की सवारी यादगार रहती है, मगर अब इस योजना के लिए नये सिरे से बजट तैयार करना होगा। खासकर वाष्प इंजन वाली टॉय टेन की सवारी...
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काफी खर्चीला होगा। गर्मी की छुट्टियां बिताने सपरिवार दार्जिलिंग जाने की तैयारी कर रही शहर की विख्यात कलाकार साहाना रॉय के अनुसार मध्यमवर्गीय परिवार के लिए टॉय टेन के किराए में की गई बढ़ोत्तरी अत्यधिक है, जिसका असर रेलवे पर पड़ेगा।

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Old and new fare.
Dec 21 2014 (23:19)  4 साल बाद दार्जिलिंग की टॉय ट्रेन क्रिसमस से फिर दौड़ेगी (www.jagran.com)
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Dec 21 2014 (11:19PM)
Station Tag: New Jalpaiguri Junction/NJP added by Vaibhav Agarwal*^/432532

Dec 21 2014 (11:19PM)
Station Tag: Darjeeling/DJ added by Vaibhav Agarwal*^/432532

Posted by: Vaibhav Agarwal*^  1403 news posts
दार्जिलिंग। करीब चार साल बंद रहने के बाद सिलीगुड़ी से दार्जिलिंग के बीच विश्व प्रसिद्ध टॉय ट्रेन क्रिसमस से फिर शुरू होने जा रही है।
उत्तर सीमांत रेलवे के कटिहार मंडल के मंडल प्रबंधक एके शर्मा ने यह घोषणा करते हुए बताया कहा कि टॉय ट्रेन आगामी 25 दिसंबर से सिलीगुड़ी से अपनी यात्रा दोबारा शुरू करेगी और दार्जिलिंग (अंतिम स्टेशन) तक जाएगी।
उन्होंने बताया कि इस रेलवे ट्रेक के टूटे हुए सभी हिस्सों को दुरुस्त कर लिया गया है। ट्रेन को परीक्षण के तौर पर चला भी लिया गया है और परीक्षण
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2010 में बंद हो गई थी ट्रेन
जून 2010 में राष्ट्रीय राजमार्ग क्रमांक 55 पर गयाबाड़ी और कुर्सियांग के बीच पगलाझोरा में भूस्खलन के कारण सिलीगुड़ी और कुर्सियांग के बीच टॉय ट्रेन सेवा बंद कर दी गई थी। भूस्खलन के कारण राजमार्ग का करीब 500 मीटर का हिस्सा बह गया था और इसके साथ-साथ राजमार्ग के किनारे का टॉय ट्रेन ट्रैक भी बह गया था।
एक और भूस्खलन
इसके बाद भी सिलीगुड़ी से गयाबाड़ी के 34 किमी के हिस्से में यह ट्रेन चल रही थी। मगर सितंबर 2011 में राजमार्ग पर चूनाभट्टी और पगलाझोरा के बीच हुए एक और भूस्खलन के बाद यह ट्रेन सेवा दार्जिलिंग से चूनाभट्टी के 27 किमी हिस्से तक सीमित कर दी गई थी।

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Jan 18 2015 (01:30)
Vaibhav Agarwal*^   6115 blog posts   2568 correct pred (95% accurate)
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~~~ट्रायल रन के बाद भी नहीं चली ट्वॉय ट्रेन ~~~ click here
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=>एनएफ रेलवे के सीपीआरओ सुब्रतो लाहिड़ी ने बताया रेलवे बोर्ड से अनुमति नहीं मिलने के कारण ही सिलीगुड़ी से दार्जिलिंग के बीच ट्वॉय ट्रेन परिसेवा फिर से बहाल नहीं हो सकी है।
=>दरअसल, एनएफ रेलवे के जीएम आरएस विर्धी द्वारा किए गए इंसपेक्शन के बाद उन्होंने तकनीकी कारणों का हवाला
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देते हुए सिलीगुड़ी से दार्जिलिंग तक सीधे तौर पर ट्वॉय ट्रेन परिसेवा फिलहाल ठप रखने की बात कही थी।
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