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new Delhi16 days ago
These Vistaadom coaches with many features have been prepared in the Integral Coach Factory (ICF). Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has posted this photo on social media.
Transparent roof, large windows for outside view, train travel at 180 kmph with comfortable seats. The railways conducted a successful trial of the Vistaadom coach with these features on Tuesday. These have been manufactured at the Integral Coach Factory (ICF).
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal posted his pictures on social media and wrote that this is great news at the end of the year. Indian Railways has completed the trial of the newly designed VistaDome coach. These coaches will make the journey of the train memorable for the passengers and promote tourism.
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
Trial completed ahead of schedule
A senior official of the railway ministry told the news agency IANS that the coach’s oscillation trial was run in the Kota division last week. During this, they were run at a speed of 180 km per hour. The trial was completed one week ahead of schedule. He said that the coach’s Squeeze trial was also done at the ICF earlier this month.
This is how the Observatory Lounge is built at the end of the coach.
Rotating seats and Wi-Fi systems
Safety was also taken care of with convenience
Mobile charger point for passengers has been installed on every seat.
The new coaches are connected to the GPS based public address-less passenger information system (PAPIS). Apart from this, they also have LED Destination Board, Stainless Steel Multi Tier Luggage Rack and Mini Pantry. The service area features a microwave oven, coffee maker, bottle cooler, refrigerator and wash basin. They have CCTV system installed for surveillance. Excellent decoration has been done inside. There is also an alarm system for fire detection.
10 coaches to be made, two prepared
The official said that 10 such coaches are to be made in ICF. Two coaches have been prepared. These have been handed over to the Central Railway. One of them has completed the speed trial. The rest will be ready before 31 March next year.
Till now Vistaadom coaches are mostly used in trains running on Tourist Place. These include Dadar and Madgaon, Araku Valley, Kashmir Valley, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Kalka-Shimla Railway, Kangra Valley Railway, Matheran Hill Railway and Nilgiri Mountain Railway tracks.