Toy train services to Matheran partially resume today
the Neral to Aman Lodge stretch is underway”.
There will be three secondclass coaches, one first-class coach, and two brake vans. The authorities are also working on installing proper barricades on the hilly terrain to prevent derailments wherein coaches could fall in gorges. Toy trains particularly face trouble at bends, and a number of locations along the stretch curve at 79° and 120°, leading to coaches sliding off the tracks in the past.
The 4 to 6-ft-high crash barriers will be installed at various points along the route at a cost of Rs 6.75 crore. The track replacement will cost Rs 12.87 crore.