Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has flagged off a train with vistadome coach between Visakhaptnam and Araku having features like glass roof, LED lights, rotating seats, GPS-based information system among others. The minister said the new features would be of great enjoyment for tourists.
"Vistadome coaches have glass roof with electrically controlled opalescence, can be made transparent to enable outside view," tweeted the minister after inaugurating the coaches.
"These coaches are also equipped with observation lounge, Infotainment system, wide side door for Divyangs, automatic sliding compartment door," he said, adding that its unique offering will enable tourists to enjoy scenic beauty not only at destination but also along the journey.
Prabhu flagged off two trains including the one with vistadome coaches and laid the foundation of a railway facility, in different parts of the country, at Rail Sadan in Bhubaneswar through video conference.
Prabhu, who is in the Odisha capital to attend the BJP's national executive meeting, flagged off the Life Line Express at Sindhudurg (Maharastra) and said it would be of great help for poor patients. He laid the foundation of a mechanised laundry under BOOT model at Visakhapatnam which, he said, would improve the quality of linen.