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Toy train stranded on heritage route

Solan: The Kalka-Shimla (703 KSM) up train remained stranded on the World Heritage route at Solan railway platform for three hours as its engine developed a snag while it was on its way to the capital town today.

Railway station master Jamaludeen told that the train departed from Kalka at 6,30 am and arrived at 8.13 am at Solan platform, where its engine developed some technical snag, which halted the journey for three hours. A new engine was brought from Shimla and the train resumed its journey at 11.30 am.

According to passengers boarding in the train, they had to suffer in the sizzling heat as there was no proper arrangement of drinking water and other public utility services for passengers on the platform. The passengers were seeing napping in the train.

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