• Tue. Jul 23rd, 2024


Modernisation is an ongoing process in Indian Railways. A number of steps have been taken by the Railways to develop infrastructure, modernizing the system and provide better journey experience to the passengers. Marching ahead in this direction to provide more comfortable journey with ever remembering experience, a Vistadome coach has been attached to 12041/12042 Howrah – New Jalpaiguri – Howrah Shatabdi Express train. The journey with Vistadome coach with Howrah – New Jalpaiguri Shatabdi Express starts from today.

The Vistadome coach comes with a host of impressive features designed to elevate the travel experience:


Observation Lounge: Allows passengers to enjoy panoramic views of the scenic routes.

Larger Transparent Windows: Provides an unobstructed view of the passing landscapes.

Electrically Controlled Glass Windows in the Roof: Offers a unique sky view, enhancing the overall experience.

Aesthetically Designed Fibre Reinforced Polymer Interior: Ensures a pleasing and modern interior design.

Ergonomically Designed Reclining Seats: Offers superior comfort for passengers.

GPS Based Public Address cum Passenger Information System: Keeps passengers informed and updated throughout the journey.

Automatic Sliding Doors: Enhances convenience and accessibility.

Fire Detection with Alarm System: Ensures passenger safety.

CCTV Surveillance: Adds an extra layer of security.

Modular Toilets with Pressurised Flushing System & Bio Tanks: Maintains hygiene and cleanliness.

Passengers in this Vistadome coach can also enjoy palatable food served on board. The new coach promises a delightful travel experience, especially for those heading to the picturesque Darjeeling – Himalayan region, offering breathtaking views through its large window panes.

A brief detail of the menu are as follows:-

Morning Tea: Branded Digestive Biscuit/Assorted Sugar Free Cookies/Ragi Biscuits, Branded Premium Premix Tea/Tea/Coffee/Green Tea/Lemon Tea, Sugar Sachet/Sugar Free Sachet/Branded Jaggery Powder/Honey Sachet, Dairy Creamer Sachet

Breakfast: Branded packed Oats/Museli/Corn Flakes/Chocos/Ragi Bites/Ragi Museli, Hot/Cold Milk, Branded Honey sachet, Multigrain bread/Muffins, Marmalade/Jam/Chutney, Butter, Luchi with Aloo Dum/Chana Dal, Poori with Chole/Radhaballavi with Dum aloo, Paneer Cutlet with boiled veg/Veg Cutlet with Boiled Veg, Curd, Pickle.

Evening Snacks: Branded roasted nuts (Cashews/almonds), Cheese Sandwich, Packed Indian Sweet (Coconut burfi/Mysore Pak/Besan Laddu/Mawa Bites/Chikki.

Lunch/Dinner: Branded soup, Butter, Veg Pulao+Tehdar Paratha+Panchratani Dal+Dhokar Dalma/Jeera Rice+Tawa Roti+Dal Moong+Chanar Dalma/Kashmiri Pulao+Tikona Pratha+Dal Chana+Shahi Paneer/Peas Pulao+Wheat+Ragi Mix Paratha+Moong Dal+Veg Kofta/Jeera Rice+Tehdar Paratha+Dal,Tadaka+Paneer Butter Masala/Kashmir Pulao+Roomali Roti+Dal Chola+Paneer Kofta/Veg Tehri+Methi Paratha+Arhar Dal+Mix Veg with Paneer.

Eastern Railway is committed to continuous improvement and modernization to provide passengers with the best possible journey experience. The introduction of the Vistadome coach in Howrah – New Jalpaiguri Shatabdi Express is a testament to this commitment, aiming to make train travel more enjoyable and memorable for everyone.

(With inputs from Kausik Mitra, CPRO, Eastern Railway)

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