Darjeeling: The landslides affected sites on NH-55 are likely to be reconstructed and the toy train route between New Jalpaiguri and Kurseong is likely to be repaired, official sources said on Wednesday.
 
After the monsoon season ends, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and the railway will start their separate projects to revive their services in the landslide-affected areas of Kurseong sub-division.
     
NHAI officials said they have been consulting with the transport ministry in New Delhi and have also been in touch with Japanese experts on how best to reconstruct the damaged portion NH55.
     
Northeast Frontier Railway ADRM Devendra Singh Kunwar said "We will not wait for NH-55 to be reconstructed, but we will ourselves take initiative to lay down the damaged portion of the toy train trucks and  where there is no service of the toy train we will start its resumption again after the monsoon.

(Agencies)


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