A train ride from Mumbai to Goa throws up some spectacular sights along the Western Ghats. And often, you wish you could see it closer. The Central Railways has introduced a new Vistadome coach on the Jan Shatabdi Express to make this wish a reality. This special coach will have a see-through glass roof and windows, rotatable chairs and hanging LCDs offering a panoramic view of the surroundings.
The first trip of this train has been flagged off from Dadar to Madgaon on September 18.
Vistadome and other novel features
Vistadome includes wide window panes and a roof that can turn transparent with the click of a button allowing the passengers to see the landscape around.
There are 40 pushback seats that can rotate a 360 degree allowing you to take in the view from all angles.
If you get tired of the view around you, there are 12 LCD television screens that can offer you entertainment.
There is a fridge and an oven in the compartment.
The ticket fare is Rs 2,235 (without including the taxes)
The train will run three days a week during monsoon and five days once the monsoon gets over. The Jan Shatabdi express will start from Dadar at 5.25am and reach Madgaon at 4 pm the same day.
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