UDHAGAMANDALAM: With the onset of the summer, many tourists are seeking to flock to the Nilgiris to beat the heat. Lovers of the Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) are seeking for special summer train services to cater to the large number of tourists. Earlier, till 2012, the southern railway operated special trains between Mettupalayam and Ooty on the NMR during summer months.
However, subsequently, the railways withdrew the services from 2013. With three coaches, the mountain train can carry at least 300 passengers in a single trip.