The Indian Railways have announced that a special Vistadome (glass top) coach will be attached to Mangaluru- Bengaluru train from July 7. This is because train number 06211/06212 passes through the enchanting Western Ghats, making the 45 kilometres journey incredibly picturesque. It begins at Nettana in Sullia taluk and ends at Sakleshpur in Hassan District. However, till now, the passengers were unable to enjoy the surroundings; thus, the Vistadome coach can be an excellent way to capture the beauty of the route.
Besides providing the best views, this additional coach will offer comfort and luxury at its best. It will have 40 reclining seats that can revolve 360 degrees for a comfortable journey. For those who are interested to book a seat in this Vistadome coach, the booking will begin on July 3. The fare will be similar to the charges of the executive class of Shatabdi of the Indian Railways.
The Mangaluru-Bengaluru scenic route was often missed by the passengers due to the conventional structure of the railway coach. But with the addition of this Vista dome coach between Karwar-Yesvantpur at Mangaluru Central station, travelling will be a delight. Not only this, but the train will also halt at Siribagilu for over 10 minutes to allow the passengers to soak up in the natural beauty of this place. This station is situated at the top of the Brahmagiri range, offering a 180-degree panoramic view of the Western Ghats.
According to the reports, the Vistadome coach will also be attached to the Mangalore-Yesvantpur train (06575/06576) from July 11. This train runs thrice a week, offering panoramic views of the surroundings.
The introduction of the Vista dome coach is a great initiative that will allow everyone to stay up close with nature and explore natural wonders in their full glory.