Tourism boost: Rs. 2.38 crore revenue during Oct-Dec 2021 with occupancy of 20,407 passengers
Geetanjali Minhas | January 17, 2022 | Mumbai
The Vistadome coaches on Central Railways have received an overwhelming response from passengers. Not only have they boosted tourism and registered an occupancy of 20,407 passengers but also clocked revenue of Rs.2.38 crore between October and December 2021.
The CSMT-Madgaon-CSMT Janshatabdi Express with 100% occupancy (7,754 passengers) registered a revenue of Rs. 1.40 crore, followed by CSMT-Pune-CSMT Deccan Express with an occupancy of 90.43% (7,185 passengers) and a revenue of Rs.50.96 lakh and Deccan Queen with 5,468 passengers and a revenue of Rs.46.30 lakh. The Deccan Queen has turned out to be very popular in the up direction (Pune-Mumbai) with an occupancy of 94.28%.
The Vistadome coach in the Deccan Queen has been refurbished and decorated by Matunga Workshop of Central Railway.
First introduced in Mumbai-Madgaon Janshatabdi Express in 2018, the coaches with glass tops and wide window panes have proved to be a hit. Whether it is the breathtaking views of the valleys, rivers and waterfalls along the Mumbai-Goa route or the spectacular views of the Western Ghats along the Mumbai-Pune route these coaches have become very popular among passengers.
The immense popularity of these coaches led to the introduction of these coaches in the Mumbai-Pune Deccan Express with effect from June 26, 2021. Due to the huge demand from the passengers, the second Vistadome coach on Mumbai-Pune Route was attached to Deccan Queen from August 15.
Apart from a glass rooftop, Vistadome coaches have extra-ordinary features like wide window panes, LED lights, rotatable seats and pushback chairs, GPS based info system, multiple television screens, electrically operated automatic sliding compartment doors, wide side sliding doors for Divyangs, toilets with ceramic tile flooring and a viewing gallery.
According to Central Railways, Vistadome coaches have boosted tourism and have revolutionized the concept of luxury travel on Indian Railways.
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