Railway passengers will soon have the capacity to go in luxurious Coaches with glass ceiling and best in class infotainment systems, like those in Switzerland. The Indian Railways has reported the dispatch of such coaches from December.
“These coaches will have rotatable chairs to provide the passengers an aerial view. The coaches also have ample leg space and are also equipped with state-of-the-art infotainment systems,” Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) chairperson and managing director AK Manocha said.
Manocha said the aim behind introducing the coaches was to help in the promotion of tourism.
Together planned by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC); Research, Designs and Standards Organization (RDSO), and Integral Coach Factory at Perambur, Glass roof mentors will be operational in December this year.
“There are some trains with glass ceiling in foreign countries, like Switzerland, which enjoy the patronage of tourists. We believe such coaches would also give a fillip to rail tourism in India,” the IRCTC Chairman added.
Giving details of the project, Dham Ghaj Prasad, IRCTC Group General Manager said the coaches with glass top ceiling would be the first of its type in India and would rival the best anywhere in the world.
These coaches are being manufactured at an estimated cost of around rs. 4 crore.
The organization’s group general director Dham Ghaj Prasad said the mentors would match the best on the planet.