NMR train services resume, fares hiked

Coimbatore: The operations of the Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) from Mettupalayam to Udhagamandalam resumed Wednesday, three days after services were cancelled due to heavy rains and resultant landslides.

The services resumed this morning with the train leaving Mettupalayam at 7.10 am, official sources said. The increased fares also came into effect from today.

The price of first class ticket from Mettupalayam to Coonoor has been hiked from Rs 174 to Rs 365 and Rs 195 to Rs 470 from Mettupalayam to Udhagamandalam, the sources said.

Similarly, the second class fare has been increased from Rs 25 to Rs 100 and Rs 30 to Rs 145 on the two stretches, respectively. For unreserved second class, the charges have been hiked from Rs 10 to Rs 50 and Rs 15 to Rs 80.