With an ambition to provide a thrilling traveling experience to the picturesque valley of Kashmir, Union Railway Minister, Suresh Prabhu, announced a Vistadome train that will start plying to Kashmir soon. The move will boost tourism in the valley and let tourists enjoy its beauty to the fullest.
A Vistadome train is a train that has a glass-domed ceiling, large glass windows, LED lights, rotatable seats and a number of other world-class features. The purpose behind the glass windows and ceiling is to let the passengers enjoy the beauty of the route in the best possible way.
The first Vistadome train was announced in the month of April 2017 between Vishakhapatnam and Araku.
Glad to share pictures of new vistadome coaches having features like glass roofs,LED lights,rotatable seats,GPS based info system etc pic.twitter.com/KrQHlC2brO
— Suresh Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) April 16, 2017
The Vistadome train to Kashmir will serve the much treasured Wazwan cuisine to tourists so that they can gain a complete insight into the richness of Kashmir.
The Railway Minister remotely laid the foundation stones of 5 railway stations – Sangdan, Monghall, Ratnipora, Naidgam, and Razwan. These stations will come up soon on the Baramulla-Qazigund rail section. NDTV quotes Railway Minister while addressing the media saying,
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The chief minister (Mehbooba Mufti) and I have talked about how to increase tourism by virtue of railways. So, we will soon start a Vistadome train because I do not think there is any other place in the whole world like Kashmir. When people come to see the beauty of Kashmir, how will they see it sitting inside a train? So, we will launch it here. We have placed an order with our coach factories for the Vistadome train.
The minister further said that he had nothing else to give on Eid, so he thought of making a start by these stations. Though a bit late, the minister wished the people “Eid Mubarak” with these stations. He termed this beginning as athe start of a new era of development in Kashmir.
He also announced the introduction of the train on his Twitter handle,
23/Vadi Ki Sair-a Children Special train was introduced b/w Banihal to Baramulla from 26.11.2016,now runs on every 2nd & 4th Sunday pic.twitter.com/Xc7i3IcTeJ
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) June 29, 2017
Suresh Prabhu further informed that the handicrafts of Kashmir will be e-marketed through IRCTC so that people of Kashmir get employment.
With his latest move of gifting a Vistadome train to the people of Kashmir, the union minister says that he not only aims to “connect Kashmir with Delhi but also with our hearts”.