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Special features of Kalka-Shimla Section

The Kalka Shimla Heritage Railway
Kalka Shimla Railway, one of the very few heritage Railways in the world, as recognized by UNESCO, offers special trains and coaches besides the regular train service between Kalka & Shimla. You too can be one of the privileged persons of having the experience of travelling on these trains/coaches for a wonderful experience and everlasting memory.

Shivalik Deluxe


1. Connecting Service to Howrah-Kalka Mail.

2. Fare Rs. 280/- inclusive of catering on-board.

3. Only one halt at Barog.

4. Wall to wall carpeting.

5. Wider glass windows for better view.

6. Improved lighting and toilet facilities.

7. Booking from any computerized PRS.

8. The first super fast train on Narrow Gauge.

9. Ultra modern coach with reversible chairs.

10. Provision of music system, microphone

11. Cabins for couples.

12. Seating capacity of 131.

Delux Rail Motor Car


1. Journey time 4 hours 25 mins.

2. Fare Rs. 247/- each passenger.

3. Decorated tubelight fittings.

4. Digital time cum temprature display unit.

5. Altimeter to indicate height.

6. Facilities of VCR, Television and Music System

7. High quality catering service.

8. A party of fourteen can book this car.

9. Transparent fibre glass roof.

10. Ergonomically designed cushioned chairs.

11. Provision of heat convectors in winter.

12. Luxurious ambience for a memorable holiday.

13.  Seating capacity for 14 or 18 persons

Shivalik Palace Tourist Coach (RA-4)


1. Fare per coach for a party of six inclusive of meals enroute.

2. Rs. 4,970/- from Kalka to Shimla Rs. 3,495/- from Shimla to Kalka Rs. 8,465 both ways (including free one night stay at Shimla).

3. Provided with temperature cum time indicator and altimeter.

4. For travelling in style-fully furnished with bed, dinning table, chairs and a well-equipped on-board kitchen.

5. Channel music system, soothing lights and bath room with ultra modern fittings.

Shivalik Queen (RA-67)


1. Digital time cum temperature display unit.

2. Fare Rs. 790/- for two.  Meals complimentary.

3. Elegantly furnished coupe for the luxury of travel.

4. Offers a memorable journey for couples.

5. Provides exclusive privacy to couples.

6. Wall to wall carpet, big windows for panoramic view of the hills.

Twin Heritage Coach


1. Two special inter-connected beautifully furnished coaches.

2. Specially designed for tourism.

3. Seating capacity 10 to 12.

4. Ornamental electrical fittings and fans.

5. Renovated lavotary and bath with shower.

6. Attached pantry and transparent snack table.

7. Fare Rs. 510/- per passenger.

Have you thought of having a special train for you, your family and friends? If yes, the same is available at very reasonable and affordable rates from any station to any station on Kalka Shimla section.  An exclusive train for Rs. 28000/- (approx.)!

For further details and bookings contact: 

Shri Karan Singh
Sr. Divisional Commercial Manager,
Sr. Divisional Commercial Manager,
Ambala Cantt. Ph. No. 0171-2610125
Fax no. 0171-2610596
Mob no. 09729539950

Sh. Ajay Kochar,
Station Superintendent,
Kalka Railway Station, Kalka
Ph no. 01733-221109
Mob no. 09729539948

Sh. Amar Singh,
Commercial Inspector,
Room no. 7, Shimla Railway Station,
Mob no. 09805039972

Disclaimer: While every effort would be made to make available the train / coaches on demand, there are limitation due to limited number of stocks & operational feasibility.

If you have any complaint or suggestion related to Kalka Shimla Railway, please contact:  

Sh. Jayant Singh,
Director (Tourism & Catering), Railway Board,
Rail Bhawan, Rafi Marg, New Delhi – 110001
Ph. No. 011-23384922
Fax no. 011-23383000

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PME Due Date

Master Circular No. 25

Copy of Railway Board’s letter No. 69/H/3/11 dated 06.12.1974

Subject: Implementation of the Recommendations of the Visual Sub-Committee.

6. Periodical re-examination of serving Railway Employees:

6.l. In order to ensure the continued ability of Railway employees in Classes A l, A 2, A 3, B l and B 2 to discharge their duties with safety, they will be required to appear for re-examination at the following stated intervals throughout their service as indicated below:

6.1.1. Classes A l, A 2 and A 3 —At the termination of every period of three years, calculated from the date of appointment until they attain the age of 45 years, and thereafter annually until the conclusion of their service.

Note: (l) The staff in categories A l, A 2 and A 3 should be sent for special medical examination in the interest of safety under the following circumstances unless they have been under the treatment of a Railway Medical Officer.

(a) Having undergone any treatment or operation for eye trouble irrespective of the duration of sickness.

(b) Absence from duty for a period in excess of 90 days.

(2) If any employee in medical category A has been periodically medically examined at any time within one year prior to his attaining the age of 45, his next medical examination should be held one year from the due date of the last medical examination and subsequent medical examination annually thereafter.

If, however, such an employee has been medically examined, at any time earlier, than one year prior to his attaining the age of 45, his next medical examination should be held on the date he attains the age of 45 and subsequent medical examination annually thereafter.

Ammendment: It was ammended in 1993 as below

Age Group PME Due

Age 00-45 every 4yrs

Age 45-55 every 2yrs

Age 55-60 every year
As per Rly Bd's Guideline of Medical Exam issued vide LNo. 88/H/5/12 dated 24-01-1993

a) PME would be done at the termination of every period of 4 years from date of appointment / Initial medical Exam till the date of attainment of age of 45 years, every 2 years upto 55 years & there after annual till retirement.
b) Employees who has been periodically examined at any time within 2years prior to his attaining the age of 45years would be examined after 2years from the date of last PME & subsequent PME for every 2years upto 55years age.Of

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6.1.2. Classes B-1 and B-2—On attaining the age of 45 years, and thereafter at the termination of every period of five years.