Indian Railways has efficiently accomplished the 180kmph trial run of the brand new Vistadome vacationer coaches, minister of railways Piyush Goyal stated on Tuesday. Goyal shared footage of the luxurious coach, manufactured by the Integral Coach Manufacturing unit in Chennai, on Twitter
“Ending the 12 months on a Nice Word: Indian Railways’ efficiently accomplished 180 kmph velocity trial of recent design Vistadome vacationer coach. These coaches will make practice journeys memorable for the passengers & give additional enhance to tourism,” Goyal wrote.
Largely run on India’s vacationer and scenic rail routes, the Vistadome coaches are made with see-through glass rooftops and extensive home windows that supply a panoramic view particularly constructed for the indulgent sightseeing expertise. Indian Railways has 13 Vistadome coaches which can be presently operational in choose routes in India, particularly, Dadar and Madgaon, Araku Valley, Kashmir Valley, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Kalka Shimla Railway, Kangra Valley Railway, Matheran Hill Railway and Nilgiri Mountain Railway.
Together with remark home windows at one finish, the coaches are additionally fitted with managed opalescence in glass roof lookout, rotatable seats, passenger data system, automated sliding doorways, a mini pantry and extensive doorways for individuals with disabilities, in accordance with the railways ministry. The price of manufacturing a single Vistadome coach is roughly Rs four crore, in accordance with a press release from the ministry in June.
Along with the usual security measures offered, different measures equivalent to glasses which can be shatter-resistant and movie coating for passenger security have been used within the manufacturing of Vistadome coaches.
Goyal additionally introduced the resumption of the Nilgiri Mountain Railway companies in Tamil Nadu and the profitable trial run of an electrical locomotive on a newly electrified rail line between Bangaon and Petrapole in West Bengal.