Tribune Information Service
Solan, December 16
The much-hyped vistadome coach, offering a picturesque view to commuters by way of its see-through glass rooftop, at the moment resumed service on the Kalka-Shimla railway observe after 9 months. It was discontinued in March in view of the Covid lockdown.
Although its journey to Shimla noticed lower than 10 passengers when the prepare began from Kalka at 7 am, the enterprise is predicted to select up quickly, mentioned railway officers.
To start with, just one journey can be made by the coach in a day and it’ll start its journey again to Kalka at 3:50 pm from Shimla. It will attain again at Kalka at 9:15 pm. One could make on-line bookings for the coach the place a ticket prices Rs 800.
“It gives nearly uninterrupted journey to vacationers because it barely halts for 10 minutes at Barog and doesn’t cease wherever else. In view of the Christmas and New Yr vacationer rush, it has been timed to present connectivity to Howrah Mail at Kalka,” mentioned an official.
This coach was launched on the UNESCO’s world heritage railway observe in December 2019 and is first of its type aesthetically designed coach on this observe. It affords a seating capability of 100. Two passenger trains had additionally resumed companies. About 50 per cent occupancy has been registered by the trains.