Shimla (Oct 4): Expecting sudden spurt of tourists, Northern Railway has introduced a holiday special train on Kalka-Shimla world heritage route from today onward.
While six trains are were already on the route , they have failed to meet the rising tourist influx after Durga Puja holidays, railway officials disclosed. Shimla-based NR superintend GS Rajput told HimVani that considering sudden spurt of tourists, especially from West Bengal, a holiday special train was introduced from today onward keeping the convince of tourists in mind. He said that new train would leave Kalka at 600hrs while its fare would be Rs 180 per seat, same as the existing trains. The official said that a rail chair car is also plying on the route, charging Rs 247 per seat.