Tourism department to promote Kashmir’s first tourist AC coach

See-Through Coach Will Provide Enjoyable Experience To Passengers: Director Tourism

GKNN
Srinagar, Publish Date: Apr 20 2018 1:28AM | Updated Date: Apr 20 2018 1:28AM

With an aim to boost tourism and provide a pleasant rural experience to the travellers, department of tourism will promote Kashmir’s first ever see-through air conditioned railway coach among the travellers.

Director Tourism Kashmir Mahmood A Shah inspected the 40-seater coach at Railway Station Budgam. The coach has large glass windows, glass roof, observation lounge and rotatable seats allowing to passengers experience breathtakingly beautiful locations and sites enroute 135km rail track from Banihal to Baramulla.

The specially-designed Vistadome coach also has double wide reclining seats that can be rotated 360 degrees for better panoramic view of the sites. It also has glass-domed ceilings, automatic sliding doors, luggage rack, LED Screens for movies, GPS based information system.

The seats are also attached with trays similar to the airplanes for having meals. Passengers can order light meals available on menu during the journey.

Initially one 40-seat coach has been attached to the train and others will be attached after it receives good response. Director Tourism Kashmir said the department would promote the AC coach among the travellers who can enjoy the stunning locations along the route.

“Such coaches are available only at tourist locations where passengers want to enjoy sightseeing. We will involve local travel agents who can customize the packages for the travellers,” said Director Tourism. He said the department will also make a drone video for its promotion.

“Currently, Kashmir is full of spring bloom of various flowers and blossoms of various fruit trees. The train passes through various mustard fields which is an attraction for travelers,” he said.

Bashmir M Makroo Senior Section Engineer Incharge at Railway Budgam said they will soon start the AC coach and its booking can be done online at irctc.co.in.

“It is only at two places in India that these coaches are running and Kashmir will be now third place for such AC coach. We are expecting good response from tourists,” said Makroo.

 

Latest News

  1. Clashes erupt during searches in Kulgam village; three arrested
  2. Clashes erupt during searches in Kulgam village; three arrested
  1. Kashmiri people and leadership ready to defend Article 35A at any cost: Mirwaiz
  2. Kashmiri people and leadership ready to defend Article 35A at any cost: Mirwaiz
  1. Rawalpora theft cases solved, burglar arrested: Police
  2. Rawalpora theft cases solved, burglar arrested: Police
  1. Prayer leader arrested for peddling drugs in north Kashmir’s Baramulla
  2. Prayer leader arrested for peddling drugs in north Kashmir’s Baramulla
  1. Video | Sidhu to gift Kashmiri shawl to Imran Khan at his swearing in
  2. Video | Sidhu to gift Kashmiri shawl to Imran Khan at his swearing in
  1. Imran Khan elected 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan
  2. Imran Khan elected 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan
  1. Vajpayee cremated with full military honours
  2. Vajpayee cremated with full military honours
  1. Hubble captures dazzling image with 15,000 galaxies
  2. Hubble captures dazzling image with 15,000 galaxies
  1. Man injured in Awantipora grenade blast succumbs
  2. Man injured in Awantipora grenade blast succumbs
  1. Mysterious death of man triggers protests in Rajouri
  2. Mysterious death of man triggers protests in Rajouri
  1. Article 35A: JRL calls shutdown in Jammu and Kashmir on August 26, 27
  2. Article 35A: JRL calls shutdown in Jammu and Kashmir on August 26, 27
  1. Samsung tops India premium smartphone market in 2018 first half
  2. Samsung tops India premium smartphone market in 2018 first half
  1. Yasin Malik leads JRL protest in Srinagar, warns against tinkering with Article 35-A
  2. Yasin Malik leads JRL protest in Srinagar, warns against tinkering with Article 35-A
  1. Tens of thousands of pilgrims descend on Mecca for Hajj 2018
  2. Tens of thousands of pilgrims descend on Mecca for Hajj 2018
  1. Video | Indo-Pak peace greatest tribute to Vajpayee: Farooq Abdullah
  2. Video | Indo-Pak peace greatest tribute to Vajpayee: Farooq Abdullah
  1. Four-member Pakistan delegation to attend Vajpayee's funeral: Report
  2. Four-member Pakistan delegation to attend Vajpayee's funeral: Report
  1. Four civilians injured in Awantipora grenade blast
  2. Four civilians injured in Awantipora grenade blast
  1. Railways' glass-top coach in Kashmir-all dressed up and nowhere to go
  2. Railways' glass-top coach in Kashmir-all dressed up and nowhere to go
  1. Woman shot dead by unknown gunmen in Pulwama village
  2. Woman shot dead by unknown gunmen in Pulwama village
  1. Kerala death toll rises to 154, massive rescue underway
  2. Kerala death toll rises to 154, massive rescue underway
  1. Imran all set to become Pakistan PM as cracks appear within Opposition ranks
  2. Imran all set to become Pakistan PM as cracks appear within Opposition ranks
  1. Pak govt, leaders pay tribute to Vajpayee; say he contributed for 'a change' in bilateral ties
  2. Pak govt, leaders pay tribute to Vajpayee; say he contributed for 'a change' in bilateral ties
  1. Elaborate security arrangements in Delhi for Vajpayee's funeral
  2. Elaborate security arrangements in Delhi for Vajpayee's funeral
  1. Army soldier killed in brief shootout in Handwara in north Kashmir
  2. Army soldier killed in brief shootout in Handwara in north Kashmir
  1. India, Pakistan trade fire along LoC in Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir
  2. India, Pakistan trade fire along LoC in Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir
  1. Clashes erupt during search operation in Hajin; Internet suspended
  2. Clashes erupt during search operation in Hajin; Internet suspended
  1. Kashmir University entrance exam as per schedule today
  2. Kashmir University entrance exam as per schedule today
  1. SSB postpones counselling, document verification scheduled today
  2. SSB postpones counselling, document verification scheduled today
x
This site uses cookies to deliver our services and to show you relevant news and ads. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Service.That's Fine