Guwahati: The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) is going to introduce its first Vistadome Tourist special trains between Guwahati – New Haflong, popular routes having tourism potential in the region, from Saturday.
On the same day, the NFR is also going to introduce the service between New Jalpaiguri – Alipurduar Junction.
Anshul Gupta, general manager of NFR, told media that introduction of Vistadome Tourist trains are meant experience the scenic beauty and to display the cultural heritage of the region during unique train journey.
He wished that joint effort with tourism department will help to boost the tourism sector and local economy. This train would provide comfort and ease of travel experience throughout the journey.
The Vistadome coach are equipped with state of the art glass windows and all glass roofs, providing 360 degree view of the open sky, mountains, tunnels, bridges, hills and lush green forests to the tourists. It will also have observation lounges for the purpose of site seeing.
The rotational seats of the coach are designed to provide added comfort to passengers.
The coaches are also provided with digital entertainment system and Wi-Fi facilities. Tourist can enjoy the entire travel by enjoying infotainments like movies, music videos etc. Wi-Fi based passenger information system is also provided.
For safety of passenger, CCTV cameras and Fire Alarm System are also installed.
The special Vistadome train service between Guwahati – New Haflong section will initially run two days a week – on every Wednesday and Saturday with stoppages at Manderdisa and Maibong stations. The train will depart from Guwahati at 6-35 hours and reach New Haflong at 11-55 hours covering a distance of 269 kms through the North Cachar Hill region. During return journey, the train will leave New Haflong at 17-00 hours to reach Guwahati at 22-45 hours. NFR believed that introduction of this Vistadome trains will help to generate additional revenue for railway and also for local people of these areas.