Indian Railways is set to introduce its iconic tourism-friendly Vistadome coaches on two more popular routes from today (28 August) onwards, reports Hindustan Times.
The coaches will be launched on the Guwahati-New Haflong route in Assam and New Jalpaiguri-Alipurduar Junction in North Bengal.
Sharing the development, Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) said that this will help tourists experience the scenic beauty and to display the cultural heritage of the region during the unique journey.
The Guwahati-New Haflong train with special Vistadome coaches will travel through the scenic Dima Hasao district.
Meanwhile, the train between New Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar Junction will pass through the foot of the Darjeeling Himalayas at Sivok, crossing the Teesta river, the tea gardens of Bagrakot, Oodlabari and Dalgaon and the dense forests at Chalsa, Madarihat and Raja Bhat Khawa.
The tourist-friendly coaches are equipped with digital entertainment system, Wi-Fi facilities, CCTV cameras, fire alarm system, observation lounges, rotational seats, all-glass roofs and more such features.
The price of the ticket for the Guwahati-New Haflong train is Rs 1,150, while the Vistadome coach in the New Jalpaiguri-Alipurduar train with a 44-seating capacity will have a fare of Rs 770.