Services of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR), popularly known as the Toy Train, were suspended on a section of the train's route on Wednesday and are unlikely to resume in the coming weeks after a major landslip occurred in West Bengal's Darjeeling district.
“Services on the section between New Jalpaiguri and Kurseong will remain suspended until the debris on the tracks is cleared,” P. P. Roy, director of DHR, told The Hindu over telephone.
The landslip also blocked National Highway 55, one of the key links between the Darjeeling hills and the plains. However, no casualties or serious injuries have been reported so far, district official T.D. Sherpa said.
He added that work on repair of the highway had begun and it would take about 15 days for the situation to return to normal.