Adding to the fun of travelling during the ongoing summer break in schools across India, Western Railways has decided to temporarily attach a Vistadome coach to the Mumbai Central-Gandhinagar Shatabdi Express from April 11. The Vistadome coach, with large glass windows and glass roof, will enhance passengers’ travelling experience.
The Shatabdi Express is Western Railway’s first train from Mumbai to be attached with a “Vistadome” coach. Indian Railways is currently increasing the production of Vande Bharat, Tejas, LHB, and Vistadome coaches in Trains. However, there are no plans for privatization of Railways.
Meanwhile, on the central Railway, the Deccan Express, which runs on the Mumbai-Pune route, is being run with Vistadome coaches.
Chief public relations officer of Western Railways, Sumit Thakur, said that the Shatabdi Express would be boosted with a Vistadome coach temporarily from April 11 to May 10.
The Vistadome coach has large glass windows, a glass roof, rotating seats and an observation lounge so that passengers can enjoy breathtaking views. The coach can seat 44 passengers, and booking can be made via PRS counters and the IRCTC website from April 9. The price will be known once booking starts.