Vistadome Coaches get overwhelming response – Register occupancy of 20,407 passengers and revenue of Rs.2.38 crores in October-December 2021.
The Vista Dome coaches on Central Railway have received an overwhelming response from passengers. Whether it is the breath-taking views of the valleys, rivers and waterfalls along the Mumbai-Goa route or the spectacular views of the Western Ghats along the Mumbai-Pune route, these coaches with glass tops and wide window panes have proved to be a hit.
Central Railway has registered an occupancy of 20,407 passengers registering a revenue of Rs.2.38 crore between October to December-2021. The CSMT-Madgaon-CSMT Janshatabdi Express is the foremost with an occupancy of 100% i.e. 7,754 passengers registering a revenue of Rs.1.40 crore. The CSMT-Pune-CSMT Deccan Express is close behind with an occupancy of 90.43% i.e. 7,185 passengers and a revenue of Rs.50.96 lakh, followed by the Deccan Queen with 5,468 passengers and a revenue of Rs.46.30 lakhs. The Deccan Queen is more popular in the Up direction i.e from Pune to Mumbai with an occupancy of 94.28%.
The Vistadome coaches were first introduced in the Mumbai-Madgaon Janshatabdi Express in 2018. The immense popularity of these coaches led to the introduction of these coaches in the Mumbai-Pune Deccan Express with effect from 26.6.2021. Due to the huge demand from the passengers, the second Vistadome coach on Mumbai -Pune Route was attached to Deccan Queen from 15.8.2021.
The unique Vistadome coaches, apart from having a glass roof top has a number of extra-ordinary features like wide window panes, LED lights, Rotatable Seats and Pushback Chairs, GPS based info system, Multiple Television Screens, Electrically Operated Automatic Sliding Compartment Doors, Wide side sliding doors for Divyangs, Toilets with ceramic tile flooring etc. Last but not the least, the viewing gallery.
The Vistadome coach in the Deccan Queen has been refurbished and decorated by Matunga Workshop of Central Railway. The Vistadome coaches have boosted tourism and have revolutionized the concept of luxury travel on Indian Railways.
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Date: January 16, 2022
PR No. 2022/01/28
This press release is issued by the Public Relations Department, Central Railway, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai.