Suresh Prabhu flags off trial run of ‘vistadome’ coaches, shares photographs

The coaches will have added features like observation lounge and infotainment system.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 16, 2017 1:45 pm
araku valley, vishakhapatnam, vistadome coaches, vishakhapatnam to araku, suresh prabhu, railways, india news, indian express The view from inside vistadome coach. (Source: Suresh Prabhu/Twitter)

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, on Sunday, flagged off the trial run of the new ‘vistadome’ coaches between Visakhapatnam and Araku. The minister was in Visakhapatnam where he also laid the foundation of Mechanised Laundry under BOOT Model.

In a series of tweets, Prabhu shared the unique features and photographs of the vistadome coaches. Distinct features like the glass roof inside these new coaches will now allows the commuters to enjoy the outside view.

The view from the outside. (Source: Suresh Prabhu/Twitter)

The glass roof comes with an electronically controlled opalescence which can be made transparent to get an outside view. Also, the coaches will be equipped with LED lights, rotatable seats and GPS-based information system.

(Source: Suresh Prabhu/Twitter)

“The vistadome coaches’ unique offering which will enable tourists to enjoy scenic beauty not only at destination but also along the journey,” the railways minister said in a tweet.

The coaches will also have added features like observation lounge and infotainment system. For the differently abled, there are facilities like wide side doors and auto sliding compartment doors.

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    Conscience
    Apr 16, 2017 at 11:32 pm
    Good for cold countries. Not good for hot, sunny India.
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      Somasundaram
      Apr 16, 2017 at 9:36 pm
      Well done Sir! Finally we Indians can have the feel of Western Luxury in Railways! If the safety and the maintenance are consistent we can really be proud of you!! Cheers!
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        Truth
        Apr 16, 2017 at 7:35 pm
        First ensure safe travel from derailment and accidents on a regular basis !
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          Citizen
          Apr 16, 2017 at 5:55 pm
          Good but keep them properly maintaine at all times. Jaihind
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            Sankaran Krishnan
            Apr 16, 2017 at 4:25 pm
            The question how the Railways will maintain the coaches that are all hi-fi and as of now Railways lack of maintenance of facilities be it - coaches, tracks and if Railways fail to focus on such issues it will backfire at them only and o course it should introduce tourist friendly measures and for all these thing to happen we need to employ Professionals at each point or level who can lead from the front with Administrative experience which the Railways and for that matter across Govt. of India organisations and Departments !!!
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