With a view to provide a delightful travelling experience to passengers, the NF Railway introducing a see-through Vistadome coach, a first-of-its-kind in NF Railways running on Lumding-Badarpur route having picturesque sight.
Vistadome coaches have been designed to provide panoramic view to passengers, while enhancing their travelling comfort. These coaches have been provided with large windows on the sides and glass panels onm the roof to provide better viewing experience.
According to sources of ‘The Reader’s Time’, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal issued instructions to NF Railways for introducing vistadome coaches in trains of this stretch. After a few subsequent meetings, Railways proposed to introduce this eye-pleasing service at Lumding-Badarpur hill section, Kumarghat-Agartala hill section, specific sections of upper Assam and Dooars Portion of North Bengal as the routes are filled with breathtaking scenarios.
However, when push came to show off it seems to be an effort put by Piyush Goyal who stepped forward to bring the same issue on table. The proposal got struck in different bureaucratic procedure and there was no visible advancement in the process. Eventually, a lead was witnessed yesterday as NF Railway pertained to Deputy Director of Assam Tourism, Haflong inscribing department’s view on the proposal to introduce Vistadome coaches. Deputy Director further stated that “It is to bring to your notice that Division proposes to run Vistadome coach to promote tourism over hill section…in view of the above, it is requested to offer your views of Vista dome coach to promote tourism over the hill section.” Shri Deba Kr. Mishra visited on the eve of NF Railway General Manager’s haflong Visit which is slated on December 22 to inspect different heritage conservation prospects on the hill section.