Pune, 26th May 2023: The Vista Dome coaches on Central Railway have received an overwhelming response from passengers in Pune. Whether it is the breathtaking 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 are loved by passengers.
The performance of the nine Vistadome coaches run by Central Railway for six months from November 2022 to April 2023 was very profitable. The total occupancy of these nine trains in the six months is 66,307 passengers registering a revenue of Rs. 8.41 crore.
The Mumbai-Madgaon Janshatabdi Express is the foremost with an occupancy of more than 100% i.e. 8,256 passengers registering a revenue of Rs. 1.71 crore. The Pune – Mumbai Pragati Express has registered an occupancy of more than 100% in the Up direction i.e. from Pune to Mumbai with revenue of Rs. 6.96 Crore. Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai Deccan Express with 98.8 % occupancy i.e. 15,564 passengers and a revenue of Rs 1.18 crores
The immense popularity of these coaches led to the introduction of these coaches in the Mumbai-Pune Deccan Express and also considering the demand from the passengers, two more Vistadome coaches on Mumbai-Pune Route were attached to Deccan Queen and Pragati Express as well as one Vistadome coach in Pune-Secunderabad Shatabdi Express.
The Vistadome coaches apart from having a glass rooftop have several other features like wide window panes, LED lights, Rotatable Seats and Pushback Chairs, Electrically Operated Automatic Sliding Compartment Doors, Wide side sliding doors for Divyangs, Toilets with ceramic tile flooring, etc.