Central Railway gets Vistadome coach

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Sep 2017 09:46:32


Staff Reporter,

To tap tourist potential on scenic routes, Central Railway (CR) has got a Vistadome coach that would be possibly run on Kasara-Igatpuri and Karjat-Lonavala route. The coach manufactured at Integral Coach Factory, Chennai, was received by CR and we will soon decide the route and train to attach the Vistadome Coach, Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) Sunil Udasi told The Hitavada.

The fully air conditioned coach having glass roof promises to change the way one travels, especially in the ghat section that can provide breathtaking view of the nature's bounty. Also when the train passes through tunnel, the travellers can enjoy the exciting journey.
Even more awe-inspiring view is available at Nagpur Division of Central Railway while one travels to Itarsi through the Satpuda Ghat.

The glass roofed coaches are first set to reach Indian coast, but are more common in Europe. These coaches ply through Swiss Alps, providing one of the most panoramic view.
Taking a leaf out of European Rail Companies, Indian Railway are aiming to provide a delightful travelling experience of the picturesque views around the Railway path, from see-through Vistadome coach.

The specially-designed Vistadome air-conditioned coaches are first-of-its-kind in Indian Railways, have large glass windows and an observation lounge that offer passengers a chance to view full of natural splendors. Additionally, the coach has also a special observation lounge where travellers can stand and get glimpse of nature's bounty.

All the seats in the Vistadome coach are rotatable and are push back chairs. This enables the passengers to take full advantage of the spectacular panoramic views that the coaches have to offer. The coaches also boast a plethora of other features such as automatic sliding compartment doors, LED lights and more.