Southern Railway clarifies that "there is not any change in the name of NMR services between Mettupalayam – Udagamandalam"

Press release received from Salem Railway Division follows.

"There are news items in a section of the media that a private party is operating Nilgiri Mountain Railway services on Saturdays and Sundays with a change in the name.

It is clarified that there is not any change in the name of NMR services between Mettupalayam – Udagamandalam.

While it is true that NMR services were run from Mettupalayam to Udagamandalam and back on 05.12.2020 and 06.12.2020, it is clarified that those were Charter Special Trains specially run for tourists arranged by a private party.  Such Charter Special Trains have been run earlier, too.  Similar services may be operated in future, too.  But, these services are Charter Special Trains and they do not have any bearing on the regular NMR services.

It is reiterated that, as and when regular NMR services resume, the date of resumption of train services will be notified to the public through media release by the railway administration".