NEW DELHI : Piyush Goyal, Railway Minister said that the Kalka – Shimla Rail, equipped with a Vistadome Coach, ran its first trial trip today. In his tweet he said that passengers can now soak in the aesthetic landscape with better vision through the glass top ceiling of the newly converted coach.
According to the Railway Minister the see-through Vistadome coach will be a major attraction for the tourists who visit Shimla . The coach has a seating capacity of 36 and in addition to glass roof also has modified windows and conditioned system. It is fitted with designer LED lights, window blinds and cushioned wooden interiors.
“This special and aesthetically-designed Vistadome air-conditioned coach CT-15, also known as Nihaar, is a first-of its-kind in this Kalka-Shimla railway section,” said by the Railway official .
The Vistadome coach was modified and furnished in the Carriage and Wagon Depot at Kalka. The coach will be put into service shortly, according to the Railway official .