India Between Goa and Mumbai: Jan Shatabdi may get glass-roof Vistadome coach from Saturday

07:22  14 september  2017
07:22  14 september  2017 Source:   The Indian Express

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The features of the coach , which is now stationed at Mumbai ’s Wadi Bunder, include big window glasses and glass roof . Earlier, the former minister of railways Suresh Prabhu had launched India’s first Vistadome coaches , which are built in Chennai, between Vishakapatnam and Araku Hill station

The coach will be coupled at the extreme end of the train.© Provided by Indian Express The coach will be coupled at the extreme end of the train.

Commuters travelling between Mumbai and Goa may soon enjoy a panoramic view of sites along the railway route, as a glass-roofed Vistadome coach is likely to be attached to the popular Jan Shatabdi Express. It is expected to be inaugurated on Saturday, proving to be the fifteenth coach of the popular service in the Konkan region.

Senior officials from the CR said they were looking for a route that sees passengers who could afford the higher ticket costs of the coach. The coach will be coupled at the extreme end of the train with a specialised catering service for the passengers.

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State-of-the-art Vistadome coach arrives in Mumbai ; CR to put it into service soon. The glass - roofed Vistadome coach has an observation lounge and many other facilities. Manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory in Chennai, the first such coach is running between Visakhapatnam to

MUMBAI : Come Saturday , the Dadar-Madgaon Janshatabdi Express is likely to have a special coach with The Central Railway has decided to have Vistadome coach on this train as it traverses through a scenic landscape We may charge fare equivalent to the executive chair car of Shatabdi class train.

“We expect to ply this train on Saturdays, Mondays and Thursdays owing to the monsoon timetable in practice. Bookings for the coach will be in place before the coach gets inaugrated on the route. We will also block the movement of passengers entering this coach considering the specialised fares to be in practice,” a senior CR official added.

The glass roof of the coach will allow a complete view of the route during the journey. The coach also has a special observation lounge and a multi-tier luggage rack. All the seats in the coach are rotatable and are pushback chairs. Twelve hanging LCDs for entertainment, automatic doors, along with a small fridge, freezer, oven and juicer grinder are also equipped in the coach. The coach came to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus from the Integrated Coach Factory (ICF) in the first week of September.

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