The occasion marks the anniversary of prepare service operating between Mettupalayam and Udhagamandalam.
A particular prepare connected to a heritage steam engine ran between Coonoor and Udhagamandalam on Thursday to commemorate the 112th Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) Day, as a particular association.
The occasion marked the anniversary of prepare service operating between Mettupalayam and Udhagamandalam.
Founding father of the Heritage Steam Chariot Belief, Okay. Natrajan, who organised the occasion together with the Salem division of the Southern Railway, stated that the service was initially began between Mettupalayam and Coonoor and was later prolonged until Udhagamandalam.
“As a result of COVID-19 pandemic, we couldn’t have a really huge occasion to mark the event, so the railways agreed to run an empty prepare hauled by a steam engine to Udhagamandalam from Coonoor,” stated Mr. Natrajan.
Nilgiris District Collector J. Harmless Divya, who attended the occasion, stated that the Nilgiri Mountain Railway was a supply of nice delight for the district. “The NMR, which is UNESCO World Heritage Web site, is a supply of nice delight for the Nilgiris, and to commemorate the 112th NMR day, a particular prepare was organized to ply between Coonoor and Udhagamandalam,” stated the Collector.
Ms. Divya added that the district administration had given its consent for partial resumption of providers alongside the NMR. Nonetheless, the choice to restart providers was pending with the railways, she stated.
“The sight of the steam engine plying once more alongside the NMR line since providers have been suspended in March of this 12 months will certainly deliver delight to native residents, and remind everybody of the prepare service’s significance to the tradition and historical past of the Nilgiris,” stated Mr. Natrajan.