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New coach with transparent roof will make your Mumbai-Goa train trip more scenic from Monday

The ticket fare for the coach from Dadar to Madgaon is Rs 2,235

mumbai Updated: Sep 17, 2017 01:54 IST
Aroosa Ahmed
Aroosa Ahmed
Hindustan Times
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The Palolem beach in southern Goa.(Shutterstock)

Your train trip to Goa will become more exciting even if you are not travelling by the popular Tejas Expresss. To give a panoramic view to its passengers of the Konkan region and the Western Ghats, the Central Railway will attach its newly made Vistadome coach to Janshatabdi Express on Monday. The express runs between Dadar and Madgaon on six days a week during the non-monsoon season which will start November 2. Till October 31, it will follow monsoon timetable. During monsoon, it plies three days a week.

The ticket fare for the coach from Dadar to Madgaon is Rs 2,235 — equivalent to the executive class in the Shatabdi Express. The first Vistadome coach currently operates between Araku Valley and Vishakhapatnam in East Coast Central Railway.

The coach has special features, including wide windowpanes and roof which becomes transparent with a button. The passengers can see the full view and the entire landscape outside. The seats of the coaches rotate 360 degrees with pushback facility. Apart from the multiple television screens, the coach has a mini fridge. It also has automatic sliding compartment doors and toilets fitting with ceramic tile flooring. It was built in the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai. Sunil Udasi, chief public relations officer, CR, said, “Passengers will now be able to enjoy the lush green view of the Western Ghats from Monday.”

Passengers can book the tickets for the Vistadome coaches at reservation centres or on the IRCTC website from September 17.

First Published: Sep 17, 2017 01:54 IST