Prabhu launches new rail coach with glass roof, GPS

Suresh Prabhu flags off train with new vistadome coaches along scenic Visakhapatnam Araku route

The minister took to micro-blogging site Twitter and in a series of tweets, he shared the unique features and photographs of the vistadome coaches.

"The long cherished dream of Visakhapatnam tourists to travel in Vistadome coaches with wide windowpanes has become a reality".

On Sunday, the Vistadome coach, flagged off by Chandralekha Mukherjee, Waltair division DRM, and Araku MP Kothapalli Geetha, went on a trial run.

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today flagged off two trains and laid the foundation for a railway facility, in different parts of the country, at Rail Sadan here through video conferencing.

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"This is just the beginning, we have more surprises in store". The coaches will be attached to the Kothavalasa-Kirandul passenger train which leaves Visakhapatnam railway station at 7.15 am every day. "Plans are afoot to introduce the Vistadome services in the scenic north eastern states to promote tourism", Suresh Prabhu was quoted as saying.

The manufacturing cost of the coach is said to be Rs 3.38 crore. The train will run from Visakhapatnam Railway Station to Araku through video conference from Bhubaneswar through video conference.

Distinct features like the glass roof inside these new coaches will now allows the commuters to enjoy the outside view. The passengers can book the tickets online from Tuesday by paying approximately '650 per person. Made of special acrylic, the two coaches with a 40 seater capacity each, will provide the passengers a view of the valley through the roof and huge windows from the comfort of their own seats on a revolving chairs.

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