On Sunday, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off a train with Vistadome coach on its Visakhapatnam-Kirandul passenger train. The specially designed coach has a glass roof, rotatable seats, Global Positioning System and on-board entertainment facilities. Now you can’t crib about the marvelous train experiences that Europe has to offer along its scenic routes!
The glass dome has electronically controlled opalescence and due to this the transparency of the roofs can be adjusted. The coach also has an observation lounge that offer passengers a panoramic view of the sites along the 128-km rail route from Visakhapatnam to Araku valley hill station. Another unique feature of this 40-seat coach is the double-wide reclining passenger seats that could be rotated 360 degrees for a better sightseeing experience.
You can now sit relaxed on your train seat and get a clear view of the breath-taking Anantagiri ghat section, Lambasingi, Borra caves and the tunnels along the route, from the Vistadome coach, unlike the crammed train compartments.
Only one coach has been attached to the train now on a trial basis while one more will soon be added.
So what are you waiting for, plan your vacation!