Vistadome coaches will be added to express trains on the Bengaluru-Mangaluru route. These coaches have been manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory, Chennai. It is fitted with modern facilities. Its main attraction is the glass roof.
Features of Vistadome Coaches
There is good news for railway passengers. Very soon, Vistadome coaches will be added to express trains on Bengaluru-Mangaluru route. These coaches will be equipped with hi-tech facilities. These will include wide windows with a glass roof, chairs that rotate up to 180 degrees, etc. In the initial phase, such coaches will be added to the express train running between South-Western Railway Yesvantpur (in Bengaluru) to Mangaluru stations.
The route of the train will go through the Western Ghats, especially the Sakleshpur-Subrahmanya Ghat section. With this, travelers will be able to see breathtaking glimpses of mountains, valleys and greenery. According to the Indian Railways, the express train will have two Vistadome coaches. Each Vistadome coach has a seating capacity of 44 people. The seats in this are 180 degree rotatable. Also the compartment has wide, big windows.
Equipped with these facilities
Apart from this, CCTV surveillance, fire safety systems have been provided in these special coaches. To make the coach a luxury, LED display, oven and refrigerator, mini pantry, multi-tier steel luggage shelf, mobile charging socket at each seat have also been provided. In addition, the coach is equipped with automatic sliding doors and bio-toilets.
Cans made in Chennai
These Vistadome coaches for express trains have been made at the Integral Coach Factory in Chennai. It is based on LHB (Linke-Hoffmann-Busch platform/technology). Vistadome coach has been designed in European style keeping in mind the tourists. In this, large glass windows and glass roof have been prepared in the coaches to show the passengers outside views. Apart from this, the facility of observation lounge has also been provided in it.
Special train also run on Mumbai route
Konkan Railway had run the Mumbai-Pune Deccan Express special train some time back. Vistadome coaches have been installed in this train. These coaches are known for their luxury facilities and special experience in the train. The train has comfortable seats, large windows, transparent roof and observation lounge etc. to see the views outside.
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