Integral Coach Factory, Chennai, a coach manufacturing unit of Indian Railways, has just successfully completed a 180 kmph oscillation trial of Vistadome coaches.Indian Railways has successfully completed the 180kmph trial run of the new Vistadome tourist coaches, minister of railways Piyush Goyal said on Tuesday. Goyal shared pictures of the luxurious coach, manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory in Chennai, on Twitter.
“Ending the Year on a Great Note: Indian Railways’ successfully completed 180 kmph speed trial of new design Vistadome tourist coach. These coaches will make train journeys memorable for the passengers & give further boost to tourism,” Goyal wrote.
Ending the Year on a Great Note: Indian Railways’ 🚆 successfully completed 180 kmph speed trial of new design Vistadome tourist coach
These coaches will make train journeys memorable for the passengers 🛤️ & give further boost to tourism 🚞 pic.twitter.com/3JxeVbQClg
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) December 29, 2020
The Vistadome coaches are made with see-through glass rooftops and wide windows that offer a panoramic view. The coaches are also fitted with controlled opalescence in glass roof lookout, rotatable seats, passenger information system, automatic sliding doors, a mini pantry, and wide doors for persons with disabilities, according to the railways ministry.
It is rightly said, “Journey is best measured in terms of memories rather than miles.”
Take a look at the new Vistadome coaches of Indian Railways that will give an unforgettable travel experience to passengers & will ensure that they truly have a journey to remember. pic.twitter.com/o2Srs0xR4B
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) December 30, 2020
The seats can rotate up to 180 degrees so that it can face the direction of the train movement. The coaches are also equipped with a Wi-Fi-based passenger information system.
Goyal also announced the resumption of the Nilgiri Mountain Railway services in Tamil Nadu and the successful trial run of an electric locomotive on a newly electrified rail line between Bangaon and Petrapole in West Bengal.