Indian Railways’ western zone has decided to permanently attach two Vistadome coaches to Mumbai Central – Gandhinagar Capital Shatabdi Express from Tuesday, May 17. The move comes after WR received overwhelming response to the one coach attached last month on an experimental basis.
The 360-degree viewing system of the special Vistadome coaches allows passengers to have a great view of the surroundings. The coach will have a seating capacity of 44 passengers. The coach has features that include large glass windows, glass roofs, rotating seats, and an observation lounge.
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“The booking of Vista Dome coaches have now been integrated with the other coach composition of Shatabdi Express and is now available under Train No. 12009 /12010 Mumbai Central – Gandhinagar Capital Shatabdi Express at PRS counters and IRCTC website,” said a press release issued by Sumit Thakur, Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Railway.
The unique Vistadome coach, apart from having a glass roof top has a number of extra-ordinary features like wide window panes, led lights, rotatable seats and pushback chairs, GPS-based info system, multiple television screens, electrically operated automatic sliding compartment doors, wide side sliding doors for divyangs, toilets with ceramic tile flooring etc. Wi-Fi service will also be available in the coach. It will have automatic sliding doors, LED display boards and bio toilets.
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