Toy train ser­vices to Matheran par­tially re­sume to­day

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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.


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