Tourists can now experience the scenic Kalka-Shimla after Indian Railways introduced Vistadome coaches which allow a 360 degree view of surroundings, Times of India has reported. A Vadodara-based firm, Hindustan Fibre Glass Works designed and developed coaches to run on the narrow gauge section on the route.
“The vistadome coach has a glass ceiling, and the visibility can be electronically controlled,” the CEO of Hindustan Fibre Glass Works, Ashish Patel said. The coach was developed at a manufacturing facility in Port GIDC industrial estate.
“It also has features of LED lights and a GPS based information system,” Patel said while adding that the passengers can see a panoramic view of the sites through the large glass windows and the observation lounge. Read More
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