All mountain railways in India will now have vistadome coaches, allowing passengers to enjoy the scenic beauty of hilly terrains, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said Friday.
The latest addition of vistadome or glass-enclosed coaches have been made to the Nilgiri Mountain Railway.
“Given the positive feedback on this initiative of Indian Railways, order for hundred vistadome coaches have been given to the concerned production unit,” said Mr Goyal, while speaking to reporters.
Vistadome coaches have been designed to provide panoramic view to passengers, while enhancing their travelling comfort. These coaches have been provided with large windows on the sides and glass panels on the roof to provide better viewing experience.
Three broad-gauge coaches have been manufactured by the Modern Coach Factory in Raebareli and are running between Dadar and Madgoan in Araku Valley and in Kashmir Valley.
Four mountain railways have been provided with vistadome coaches.