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telegraphindia.com 15 Sep, 2021 01:15 am

Appeal to give local touch in DHR rides

Appeal to give local touch in DHR rides
A veteran in the tourism industry said a team recently took a recce in the toy train from Siliguri-Rongtong, a 16km ride, and prepared a report

21, 01:59 AM The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway-India Support Group, which consists of aficionados of the hill train, has sought involvement of local art, culture and cuisine to make the joy rides more alluring for tourists.Raj Basu, a veteran in the tourism industry and the secretary-general of the support group, said a team recently took a recce in the toy train from Siliguri-Rongtong, a 16km ride, and prepared a report.Advertisement In its report, the support group has suggested that cultural programmes involving local artists could be arranged at Rongtong station.The support group’s suggestion comes at a time when the Centre had recently proposed “monetisation” of the DHR along with other hill railways like Kalka-Shimla, Nilgiri Mountain Railway and Neral Matheran Railway.

Darjeeling: Appeal to give local touch in joy rides A veteran in the tourism industry said a team recently took a recce in the toy train from Siliguri-Rongtong, a 16km ride, and prepared a report A DHR toy train.He has sought involvement of local stakeholders in the initiative.

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