Your train trip to Dehradun might need to take a backseat. The Indian Railways has announced that Dehradun’s railway station will be going under renovation. Starting from the 10th of November to the 7th of February, no trains will be going up till Dehradun. That’s right. The services are expected to be down for close to three months. So, you might want to put your plans on hold or figure out other means of transportation to get there.
No Trains To Dehradun For 3 Months
This might come as a bummer to people planning on visiting the hill station during the peak tourist season. Naturally, the travel and tourism department is not quite happy with the decision as this affects Dehradun’s tourist arrivals. The hill station sees maximum tourist footfall in the winter season as people escape their busy city lives and head to the hills.
Due to the services being affected, some trains have been cancelled as well. The rest of the trains will originate and terminate at different stations which include Haridwar, Saharanpur, Najibabad and Aligarh. This means that people who want to get to Dehradun will have to make their way using road transport.
Currently, Dehradun station has 4 platforms out of which only one platform has the capacity to house an 18-coaches long train. The rest of the platforms can only house 13-coach long trains. The rest of the platforms are going to be widened to be able to hold 18-coach long trains. Since the railway station will be shut for three months, Delhi-bound trains. Shatabdi and Nanda Devi will terminate at Harrawala station. This shall be the protocol for the next 45 days after which both trains will be operational from Haridwar station.
So, get ready to make your wallets lighter as you will require to go by private taxis and buses to get to your main destination, Dehradun.