Anything to do with Shimla interests me and we havent made it onto the headlines as agressively as we have today ..and what a plot it is!!!
Torrential rains, cloudburst …… just the kind of weather i would love to be in at there! But coming back to the point, massive rainfall resulted in landslides all over the place closing down roads and disrupting the Kalka- Shimla toy train.
Anyone who knows the are would know that there are limited roads leading to Shimla, essentially one and if that gets blocked then one is looking at a total cut off atleast with regard to supplies and daily commodities. Traffic will be restored in about 24 hours or so.
The train station is a different story – the Kalka Shimla line was poised to entered into some kind of a heritaghe status (i forget the exact details) , and i hope this will not hinder it. The train was more of a toruis attraction than a vital transportation line so impact there will be next to none.
The station is the concern. Anyone who has taken this trip would agree with me on the that the stations are some of the cutest one would ever lay eyes on. The degree of the damage would govern whether the restored station retains it British- era charm or turns into a modern , no character , building.
The exact details of this event can be read on any of the news lines.