India’s First coach, Vistadome is launched yesterday. It has features like a GPS-based information system, LED lights, Glass Ceiling and Rotatable Seats, etc.
With the current Indian Railway Minister, Suresh Prabhu’s countless achievements in a proposal to make Indian Railways the wonder that it has become now, there’s rarely any room for us to ask for anything.
With cleanliness, quick responses, world-class technology, graceful booking facilities, reduced complaints, and a lot more, services with the Railways of India have touched a new high.
The new coach seats have a reclining system and the foot rest is also rotating.
But that doesn’t stop Suresh Prabhu from dreaming up.
When needed the ceiling windows can be turned opaque, but are otherwise transparent to provide voyagers with a great view.
The Indian Railways while focusing on providing a lovely voyaging experience to the attractive Araku valley in Visakhapatnam, on Sunday introduced a transparent Vistadome train on its Visakhapatnam-Kirandul passenger train.
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) April 17, 2017
The Vistadome coach has an entertainment system and passenger information with LCD screens.
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flagged-off the Vistadome coach via a video link from Bhubaneswar.
The custom-made air-conditioned Vistadome train asserted to be a foremost in Railways of India, that has observation lounge and large glass windows.
It offers passengers a wide view of the locations along the 128-km rail route from Visakhapatnam to Araku valley hill station.
The coach has a wide side door for physically challenged persons and the toilets have ceramic tiles.
Glad to share pictures of new vistadome coaches having features like glass roofs,LED lights,rotatable seats,GPS based info system etc pic.twitter.com/KrQHlC2brO
— Suresh Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) April 16, 2017
A unique feature of this Rs 3.38 crore 40-seat train is the double-wide lying down passenger seats that could be rotated 360 degrees for a better voyaging experience.
The coach is provided with modular AC ducting and has a ‘smooth’ roof mounted package unit for air conditioning.
A railway release said that the Vistadome coach also has automatic sliding doors, glass-domed ceiling, and a multi-tier luggage rack.
— kavitha Rao (@iamKavithaRao) April 17, 2017
The travelers can now sit relaxed in their seats and get a clear sight of the spectacular Borra caves, Anantagiri ghat section, Lambasingi, and the tunnels across the route, from the Vistadome coach.
The coach also has a service station with aircraft-type food trolley, a mini pantry, racks for cutlery and crockery and mini refrigerator.
It has large glass windows come equipped with roller blinds that are 2200*1250 mm wide.
The coach that has been built by ICF.
Two more glass ceiling coaches will be ready in the forthcoming months and these will be attached to trains in North-East and J&K valley.
Although coach entry tickets would be issued from April 18 or 19 which would be given at a price around Rs 600.