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SML/Shimla (2 PFs)
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Track: Narrow Gauge

Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 2
Number of Halting Trains: 0
Number of Originating Trains: 6
Number of Terminating Trains: 6
NH 22, Nabha, Shimla
State: Himachal Pradesh
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Elevation: 2086 m above sea level
Zone: NR/Northern
Division: Ambala
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Jan 18 2018 (16:52)  Northern Railway to Enhance Tourism in Himachal Pradesh (theindianawaaz.com)
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News Entry# 327313     
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Jan 18 2018 (16:52)
Station Tag: Shoghi/SGS added by Electrification of BAY~/36147

Jan 18 2018 (16:52)
Station Tag: Shimla/SML added by Electrification of BAY~/36147

Jan 18 2018 (16:52)
Train Tag: Shimla - Shoghi Special/52448 added by Electrification of BAY~/36147

Jan 18 2018 (16:52)
Train Tag: Shoghi - Shimla Special/52447 added by Electrification of BAY~/36147
The Railways have always been in the forefront of Nation building by creating better Travel and Tourism opportunities in a region. In this regard Northern Railway has sought to effectively contribute towards enhancing Tourism facilities in the state of Himachal Pradesh by providing greater impetus to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Kalka – Shimla Hill Railways.
Mrs Kusum Sadret, Mayor Shimla, Virender Kashyap, MP (Lok Sabha) Mr Vishwesh Chaube, General Manager, Northern Railway, Flagged-off a maiden ‘Joy Ride Train’ (52448/52447) between Shimla and Shoghi two major tourist spots in the region Mr D.C. Sharma, Divisional Railway Manager, Ambala Division and other Senior officers of Northern Railway were also present on the occasion.
Kalka Shimla Railway is a very long-established and ambitious narrow gauge mountain railway project built by the British in India. It required a great deal of engineering development work, and took twenty years to complete, largely because of the difficult mountainous terrain and climatic conditions. The 100 km long railway line connects the towns of Kalka and Shimla. Kalka is situated at the foot hills while Shimla the erstwhile summer capital of British India and now the state capital of Himachal Pradesh, is situated at a whooping height of over 2000m in the Shivalik Region of Himalayas.
To this day the property is one of the best preserved mountain railways in India, and remains much as it was at the time of its completion. In addition to its engineering infrastructure, it has retained its stations, signalling system and more importantly its old colonial charm. On 8th July, 2008, UNESCO bestowed the World Heritage Site Tag to the Kalka – Shimla Mountain Railways in India.
Jan 12 2018 (08:54)  With BJP in power in HP, rail line expansion likely to get on track (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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News Entry# 326796   Blog Entry# 2993299     
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Jan 12 2018 (08:54)
Station Tag: Joginder Nagar/JDNX added by I WANT UJJAIN TO BE MADE AS TERMINAL/1458461

Jan 12 2018 (08:54)
Station Tag: Pathankot Junction/PTK added by I WANT UJJAIN TO BE MADE AS TERMINAL/1458461

Jan 12 2018 (08:54)
Station Tag: Nangal Dam/NLDM added by I WANT UJJAIN TO BE MADE AS TERMINAL/1458461

Jan 12 2018 (08:54)
Station Tag: Raj Nandgaon/RJN added by I WANT UJJAIN TO BE MADE AS TERMINAL/1458461

Jan 12 2018 (08:54)
Station Tag: Anandpur Sahib/ANSB added by I WANT UJJAIN TO BE MADE AS TERMINAL/1458461

Jan 12 2018 (08:54)
Station Tag: Bhanupli/BNLY added by I WANT UJJAIN TO BE MADE AS TERMINAL/1458461

Jan 12 2018 (08:54)
Station Tag: Dalhousie Road/DLSR added by I WANT UJJAIN TO BE MADE AS TERMINAL/1458461

Jan 12 2018 (08:54)
Station Tag: Shimla/SML added by I WANT UJJAIN TO BE MADE AS TERMINAL/1458461
SHIMLA: With the BJP in power both at Centre and in Himachal Pradesh, the railway line expansion in the state is expected to get the much needed boost. During the recent assembly elections, BJP's national leaders were asking people to bring party to power to propel the speed of development in the state. To ensure enough allocation of funds for pending rail projects in the state, the state government has recently written to Centre.
The economy of the hill state thrives on tourism industry with popular destinations like Shimla, Manali, Kasol, Dharamshala, Dalhousie, Kinnaur and Spiti located here. Surprisingly, Himachal neither has good air connectivity, nor rail connectivity. Sources said that now chief minister Jai Ram Thakur-led state government through a letter
to the government of India has demanded declaration of Bilaspur-Bhanupalli-Leh rail link as a project of national importance so that construction activity could speed up.
The start of final location survey for this 498 km-long rail line has left residents of Lahaul-Spiti district in Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir elated as it would not only be of immense strategic importance for defence forces along the China border, but would also boost tourism activity in these areas by ensuring all weather connectivity. The survey is expected to be completed by 2019 after which the construction of rail line is expected to start.
The survey is a precursor to actual construction from Bilaspur to Leh via Manali. The alignment shall connect Mandi, Kullu, Manali, Keylong and other important towns of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir en route. The line from Bilaspur shall be further connected to Bhanupali between Anandpur Sahib and Nangal Dam.
The sources said that for this strategically important project funds would be a major challenge as land needs to be acquired in districts of Bilaspur, Mandi, Kullu and Lahaul-Spiti in Himachal Pradesh besides Leh in J&K.
In past budgets, several announcements were made but they remained only on paper. The proposal to broad-gauge Pathankot-Jogindernagar rail line at a cost of Rs 310 crore was announced in the last budget but work is yet to start. Besides, there was an announcement to construct a rail line between Jogindernagar and Mandi, though work on some new rail line projects is going on but it will take years to complete.

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Jan 13 2018 (07:24)
One of the most Influential RM was Suresh Prabhu   353 blog posts   42 correct pred (71% accurate)
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it will benefit ARMY
it will benefit Tourists and too attract more tourist due to cheapest transport...
it will change the region with development

Jan 13 2018 (13:23)
Vinay Baid   285 blog posts   2258 correct pred (68% accurate)
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y RJN is tagge here , RJN is in CG news is for himachal

Jan 13 2018 (13:25)
12301HowrahRajdhaniTheGod~   2448 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
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Pathankot-JoginderNagar BG line. Keeping KVR intact
Jan 11 2018 (21:52)  Watch Video : शिमला से शोघी जॉय राइड शुरू, 260 रुपए में उठाएं अद्भुत नजारों का लुत्फ (himachal.punjabkesari.in)
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News Entry# 326761     
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Jan 11 2018 (21:52)
Station Tag: Shimla/SML added by OM SAI RAM ਆਦਿਤਯ ਕੁਮਾਰ~/1462045
Stations:  Shimla/SML  
शिमला (राजीव): शिमला-कालका वर्ड हेरिटेज ट्रैक पर अद्भुत नजारों से सैलानियों को रू-ब-रू करवाने के लिए रेलवे ने शिमला से शोघी तक विशेष ट्रेन शुरू की है। यह ट्रेन जॉय राइड नाम से शुरू की है, जो शिमला रेलवे स्टेशन से शोधी तक चलेगी। सांसद वीरेंद्र कश्यप ने बुधवार इसको हरी झंडी दिखाकर रवाना किया। यह ट्रेन शिमला रेलवे स्टेशन से 12.45 पर चलेगी जोकि 1.30 बजे शोघी पहुंचेगी। रेलवे द्वारा यह ट्रेन 15 फरवरी तक चलाई जाएगी।
खास बात यह है कि यह रेल 2 हजार फीट की ऊंचाई से खूबसूरत प्राकृतिक दृश्यों से गुजरेगी, जहां सैलानी इस ट्रेन में सफर कर इन प्राकृतिक नजारों का लुत्फ उठा सकते हैं। यह घने जगलों से और कई सुरगों से गुजरेगी। इस
ट्रेन के लिए सैलानी ऑनलाइन बुकिंग करवा सकते हैं। रेलवे द्वारा इस ट्रेन में सफर के लिए किराया निर्धारित कर दिया है। इसमें एक तरफ से एक व्यक्ति का 260 और दोनों तरफ का 520 रुपए किराया तय किया गया है। बुधवार शुरू हुए जॉय राइड्स के पहले दिन ही काफी तादाद में पर्यटक इस ट्रेन में सफर करने के लिए पहुंचे। पर्यटकों का कहना है कि यह ट्रेन प्राकृतिक नजारों से भरपूर है।
सांसद वीरेंद्र कश्यप ने कहा कि शिमला आने वाले सैलानियों के मनोरंजन के लिए कोई साधन नहीं है। रेलवे द्वारा सैलानियों के लिए यह विशेष ट्रेन शुरू की है। उन्होंने कहा कि यह 100 साल पुरानी रेल लाइन है। जिस पर सफर करने के लिए लाखों सैलानी शिमला आते हैं और इससे पर्यटन को भी बढ़ावा मिलेगा। उधर अम्बाला स्टेशन के डीएम ने कहा कि यह ट्रेन आज से शुरू की है और 15 फरवरी तक चलेगी। उन्होंने कहा कि अगर रिस्पांस अच्छा होगा तो इस ट्रेन को आगे भी चलाया जाएगा।
Dec 07 2017 (14:29)  Railway push to heritage conservation: Steam engines to return to mountains (indianexpress.com)
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Dec 07 2017 (14:30)
Station Tag: Kalka/KLK added by Electrification of BAY/36147

Dec 07 2017 (14:30)
Station Tag: Shimla/SML added by Electrification of BAY/36147

Dec 07 2017 (14:30)
Station Tag: Siliguri Junction NG/SGUR added by Electrification of BAY/36147

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Station Tag: Darjeeling/DJ added by Electrification of BAY/36147

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Station Tag: Neral Jn NG/NRLN added by Electrification of BAY/36147

Dec 07 2017 (14:30)
Station Tag: Matheran/MAE added by Electrification of BAY/36147
GIVING A fillip to heritage conservation in railways, the national transporter is going to bring back steam engines of yore to haul trains in its mountain railway sections such as Kalka-Shimla, Darjeeling-Siliguri and Matheran.
Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani announced Saturday that the mountain lines where trains are currently pulled by diesel engines will instead host steam engines. “We will also try to keep the ticket prices of these special trains economic,” Lohani told the National Congress of Indian Steam Railway Society, an independent body of enthusiasts of steam locomotives and railway heritage patronized by, among others, retired and serving railway officers. Lohani is a founding member of the society.
96-km Kalka-Shimla Railway line in Himachal Pradesh line is a UNESCO World Heritage site inscribed in 2008. Built in 1889, it sees steady patronage by tourists during the busy season mostly on its flagship Shivalik Deluxe Express for tourists and a couple of passenger trains for commuters. These trains are currently hauled by diesel locomotives.
The 130-year-old Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, the first UNESCO World Heritage line of the transporter inscribed in 1999, is also undergoing a restoration following the Gorkhaland agitation earlier this year. The 88-km line, known popularly as “toy train”, connects Siliguri with Darjeeling and Ghum, India’s highest station. A British B-class steam locomotive runs a special train even though rest of the service is hauled by a diesel locomotive.
The 21-km Matheran Hill Railway in Maharashtra, opened in 1907, is undergoing restoration following two derailments last year. Full service between Matheran and Neral will resume by early next year and officials said the steam service could be launched then.

Dec 07 2017 (21:10)
Sai Vineet Mohan Sinha~   39 blog posts   76 correct pred (43% accurate)
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Also, What about the other Sections - Ooty (Nilgiri Mountain Railways) and Pathankot - Joginder Nagar. They run on Narrow Gauge Diesel Engines or Steam Engines. As far I recall and remember, both these Narrow Gauge Sections run on Diesel Engines.
Nov 09 2017 (14:00)  कालका-शिमला ट्रैक के 114 साल, महात्मा गांधी से खास कनेक्शन, 10 अनसुने राज (www.amarujala.com)
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Nov 09 2017 (14:00)
Station Tag: Shimla/SML added by Electrification of PBH Soon*^~/38492

Nov 09 2017 (14:00)
Station Tag: Kalka/KLK added by Electrification of PBH Soon*^~/38492
Stations:  Kalka/KLK   Shimla/SML  
खूबसूरत घाटियों से होता हुआ कालका से शिमला जाने वाला हेरीटेज ट्रैक आज 114 साल का हो गया। इसका महात्मा गांधी से खास कनेक्शन है, पढ़ें वो राज जिन्हें जानता नहीं कोई।
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