Siliguri: The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway will introduce air-conditioned coaches from April 1 that will function between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling.
According to Northeast Frontier Railway said the NFR has upgraded two first-class coaches of the Toy Train into AC coaches at a cost of Rs 43 lakh.
Recently, Ashwani Lohani, the chairman of Indian Railway Board, had visited Darjeeling and had inspected the DHR infrastructure.
“The chairman had made it clear that the railways will take all possible steps to preserve the world heritage status of DHR. If we receive good response from people, we have plans to develop at least four more such coaches in the next fiscal,” P.J. Sharma, the chief public relation officer of NFR, said.