KEEPING IN view the expected heavy rush of tourists streaming into Shimla in the upcoming months, the Northern Railways has Tuesday decided to reintroduce its ‘Hop-on, Hop-off Service’ on the Kalka-Shimla Narrow Gauge Section from July 1. The service will run for six months.
Kalka-Shimla Narrow Gauge Section is a UNESCO declared World Heritage Site since 2008, listed under “Mountain Railways of India”. The section is about 118 years old Railway Section which was commissioned in the year 1903.
Divisional Railway Manager, Gurinder Mohan Singh, said, “This service would facilitate the passengers to see all places of tourist interest over the KSR section on purchase of a single ticket The passenger can board any coach of any train, subject to availability of seats.
The passenger can board/deboard any train from/at any station subject to scheduled stoppage of train at the said station. Tickets for ‘Hop-on, Hop-off’ service shall be issued from all stations of the Kalka-Shimla Narrow gauge section.”