South India’s first Vistadome between Mangaluru and Bengaluru

 South India’s first Vistadome between Mangaluru and Bengaluru
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Mangaluru, July 09, 2021: The train chugs along the green forest, clouds, waterfalls, and rivers along the beautiful Western Ghats. Travel between Mangaluru and Bengaluru on a day train is an experience of a lifetime for nature lovers.

Many travel on the train just to enjoy nature. Now the Railway Ministry has added ‘tourism,’ flavor to this route by including Vistadome coaches. The Vistadome coaches are being introduced for the first time in South India.

According to Railway officials, there will be two Vistadome coaches attached in trains operated every day from either terminal- Mangaluru Junction and Yesvantpur.


Vistadome Coaches will be attached to the express trains running between Mangaluru Junction and Yesvantpur stations. This train traverses through the enchanting Western Ghats, specifically the Sakleshpur-Subrahmanya Ghat section. The section is scenic, offers breathtaking glimpses of the lofty mountains, ravishing valleys, deep gorges, and lush greenery. The region blooms in monsoon with even more beautiful scenery.

Two vistadome coaches will be attached with each rake of the train in this section. Each vistadome coach has a seating capacity of 44 with seats are rotatable up to 180 degrees. Wide, large windows will offer a clear close-up view for the passengers.

The Vistadome coach has been manufactured by Integral Coach Factory, Chennai on the LHB (Linke-Hoffman-Busch platform/technology). These coaches have glass rooftops with anti-glare screens which offer clear views of the sky even during summer.

The coach is equipped with CCTV surveillance, fire safety systems, LED display, oven & refrigerator, mini pantry, multi-tiered steel luggage shelves, mobile charging socket on each seat, and ‘content-on-demand viewable by passengers. Further, the coach is equipped with automatic sliding doors & bio-toilets.

The seats have foldable snack tables, similar to what is given in aircraft. The coaches are also equipped with GPS based public- address system & Braille signage to assist ‘Divyang’ (visually challenged) passengers. There is also a space, sort of lounge provided at the far end of the coach with a large viewing window.

A formal function at a limited level will be held at Mangaluru Junction Railway Station at 9 am on Sunday.
District Incharge Minister Kota Srinivas Poojary will be the Chief guest and MP Nalin Kumar Kateel will preside over this function.

Mangaluru Mayor Premananda Shetty, MLA Vedavyas Kamath will participate.

They will flag off the Train No. 06540/06539 Mangaluru Jn – Yesvantpur Express Weekly Special at 9.15 am.

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