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Saturday 18 November 2017
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Historic British era Rail motor car back on Kalka-Shimla track

The historical rail motor car is back on the Kalka-Shimla heritage railway line from today. Earlier it was stopped due to some technical fault in its tires as railway was struggling to find the replacement of heritage vehicles of the British era.

The trail run of the motor car was conducted last week and was cleared to restart from today.

Railway has increased its fare slightly by Rs 50 in its fare, thus now its ticket will be of Rs 255. The motor car has a capacity of 12 passengers.

As per schedule, it will start at 5.10 am from Kalka and the return journey from Shimla will be at 4.25 pm. A group of 12 passengers can be accommodated in this vintage locomotive.

The officials said the motor car was preferred by tourists for a non-stop journey with only a 10-minute halt at Barog. The four-and-a-half hour journey provided travellers with a panoramic view of the Shivalik Ranges as it passed through 864 bridges and 102 tunnels.



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