Two new Vistadome tourist special train services were launched by the government of India in North Bengal and Assam to promote tourism and cultural heritage.
The tourist special trains Vistadome has been designed with transparent glass which provides a full 360-degree view were now introduced in two popular broad gauge routes having a potential boost in tourism.
The Guwahati-New Haflong route which is 269 km long in Assam and the New Jalpaiguri-Alipurduar Junction route 169 km long in West Bengal, are the routes which are selected to have the new train.
Anshul Gupta, General Manager of the Northeast Frontier Railway said that the Vistadome tourist special trains have been launched to provide a new experience for the tourists and to display the scenic beauty and cultural heritage.
The coaches are designed to have a full view experience along with a digital entertainment system and Wi-Fi connection. The safety and security of the train is also topnotch as CCTV cameras and fire alarm systems have been installed.
He said the Vistadome trains would help generate additional revenue for the Railways, tourism departments of the two states and also for the local people of these areas.
The train service between Guwahati and New Haflong was flagged off in Guwahati by Assam Tourism Minister Bimal Bora and the New Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar Junction was kick-started by State Minority Affairs minister John Barla.