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PM Modi Gives a Sneak Peek Into The New Jan Shatabdi Express with Vistadome Coaches

India | News18 | January 17, 2021, 9:51 am
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 PM Narendra Modi gave a glimpse of the all-new Jan Shatabdi Express between Ahmedabad and Kevadia that would be flagged off by him on Jan. 17. (Image: Special Arrangement)
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PM Narendra Modi gave a glimpse of the all-new Jan Shatabdi Express between Ahmedabad and Kevadia that would be flagged off by him on Jan. 17. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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"This train will have Vistadome coaches," said PM Modi. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 The fully equipped train will connect the famous tourist spot Statue of Unity and other different locations. (Image: Special Arrangement)
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The fully equipped train will connect the famous tourist spot Statue of Unity and other different locations. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Apart from this, PM Modi will be flagging off seven other trains. (Image: Special Arrangement)
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Apart from this, PM Modi will be flagging off seven other trains. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 On December 2020 added another feather to the cap of the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) as its new design '<em>vistadome</em>' tourist coach successfully completed the 180 kmph trial run. The announcement was made by Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal. (Image: Special Arrangement)
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On December 2020 added another feather to the cap of the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) as its new design 'vistadome' tourist coach successfully completed the 180 kmph trial run. The announcement was made by Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 The official said that the vistadome tourist coach has a larger viewing area including rooftop glass with 44 seats for passengers with rotation up to 180 degrees. (Image: Special Arrangement)
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The official said that the vistadome tourist coach has a larger viewing area including rooftop glass with 44 seats for passengers with rotation up to 180 degrees. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 The official said that for the first time the vistadome coach has been built on the LHB platform, which is safer. (Image: Special Arrangement)
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The official said that for the first time the vistadome coach has been built on the LHB platform, which is safer. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 The coach also has a Wi-Fi-based passenger information system. (Image: Special Arrangement)
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The coach also has a Wi-Fi-based passenger information system. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 The official said that the ICF will be manufacturing 10 such coaches at present. He said that two coaches have been rolled out and the balance will be finished before March 31 next year. The official stated that two coaches which were rolled out have gone to the Central Railway, one of which had cleared the speed trials. (Image: Special Arrangement)
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The official said that the ICF will be manufacturing 10 such coaches at present. He said that two coaches have been rolled out and the balance will be finished before March 31 next year. The official stated that two coaches which were rolled out have gone to the Central Railway, one of which had cleared the speed trials. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Pointing out the stand-out features of the new vistadome coaches, the official said that they are equipped with air-spring suspension in secondary stage for better ride comfort, large glass windows and glass roof that boast electrically controlled opalescence, the transparent roof for the passengers to get a panoramic view of their journey, observatory lounge with a larger window at one end. (Image: Special Arrangement)
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Pointing out the stand-out features of the new vistadome coaches, the official said that they are equipped with air-spring suspension in secondary stage for better ride comfort, large glass windows and glass roof that boast electrically controlled opalescence, the transparent roof for the passengers to get a panoramic view of their journey, observatory lounge with a larger window at one end. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 The official added that the new coaches are connected with GPS based Public Address-cum Passenger Information System (PAPIS), sunk-in type LED destination board, stainless steel multi-tier luggage racks outside the passenger area, mini pantry to provide refreshments to the passengers, service area consisting of a hot case, microwave oven, coffee maker, bottle cooler, refrigerator and washbasin. (Image: Special Arrangement)
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The official added that the new coaches are connected with GPS based Public Address-cum Passenger Information System (PAPIS), sunk-in type LED destination board, stainless steel multi-tier luggage racks outside the passenger area, mini pantry to provide refreshments to the passengers, service area consisting of a hot case, microwave oven, coffee maker, bottle cooler, refrigerator and washbasin. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 The official informed that in the newly built coaches, a mobile charging socket has been provided for each passenger below the seat armrest, entertainment system integrated with digital display screens and speakers for music lovers,
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The official informed that in the newly built coaches, a mobile charging socket has been provided for each passenger below the seat armrest, entertainment system integrated with digital display screens and speakers for music lovers, "Content on Demand" Wi-fi facility provided on personal gadgets of passengers, wider entrance doors for persons with disabilities on wheelchairs and automatic sliding doors at the compartment's entry on both sides. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 The new coaches are also equipped with a CCTV system for onboard surveillance and have aesthetically designed interiors and FRP panelling, FRP modular toilets with pressurized flushing system and bio tanks and automatic fire detection with an alarm system for safe travel. (Image: Special Arrangement)
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The new coaches are also equipped with a CCTV system for onboard surveillance and have aesthetically designed interiors and FRP panelling, FRP modular toilets with pressurized flushing system and bio tanks and automatic fire detection with an alarm system for safe travel. (Image: Special Arrangement)

  • First Published: January 17, 2021, 9:44 am

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