Matheran toy train coach to get glass ceiling
The Vistadome coach will have a glass ceiling and enable tourists to get a better view.mumbai Updated: May 28, 2018 00:28 IST
Those visiting Matheran will soon be able enjoy a picturesque view of the ghats as the Central Railway (CR) is planning to attach a Vistadome coach to the iconic Neral-Matheran toy train.
The Vistadome coach will have a glass ceiling and enable tourists to get a better view.
The decision was taken after Ravindra Gupta, Member (Rolling Stock), Railway Board interacted with tourists on the toy train, who suggested to provide a better view of the ghat section.
“The modification of an existing coach will be done in our workshop. This will also lead to rise in fares, which will be decided after consulting the Railway Board,” said a CR official.
Further, CR has also collaborated with Google Art and Culture, which will capture panoramic images of the Matheran railways document and digitalise them.
In order to promote tourism in the section, CR will also convert one of the coaches into a restaurant that will serve local cuisine.
After being shut for a year owing to derailments, the Neral-Matheran stretch was re-opened last year. The services were rolled out fully on January 26 this year.