About 66,000 passengers travel in Vistadome coaches of Central Railway during 6 months from November 2022 to April 2023
Fetches revenue Rs 8.41 crores during November 2022 to April 2023
The Vista Dome coaches on Central Railway have received an overwhelming response from passengers. 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 with glass tops and wide window panes have proved to be a hit.
The performance of the 9 Vistadome coaches run by Central Railway for six months from November 2022 to April 2023 is as follows.
The total occupancy of these 9 trains in the 6-month period is 66,307 passengers registering a revenue of Rs. 8.41 crore.
The Mumbai-Madgaon Janshatabdi Express is the foremost with an occupancy of more than 100% i.e. 8256 passengers registering a revenue of Rs. 1.71 crore.
The Pune – Mumbai Pragati Express has registered an occupancy of more than 100% in Up direction i.e from Pune to Mumbai with revenue of Rs. 6.96 Crore.
Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai Deccan Express with 98.8 % occupancy i.e. 15,564 passengers and a revenue of Rs.1.18 crores
The Vistadome coaches were first introduced on CR in Mumbai-Madgaon Janshatabdi Express in 2018. Due to the huge demand from the passengers, the second Vistadome coach on Mumbai-Madgaon Route was attached to Tejas Express with effect from 15.09.2022.
The immense popularity of these coaches led to the introduction of these coaches in the Mumbai-Pune Deccan Express from 26.6.2021 and also considering the demand from the passengers, two more Vistadome coaches on Mumbai-Pune Route was attached to Deccan Queen from 15.8.2021 and in Pragati express with effect from 25.07.2022 as well as one Vistadome coach in Pune-Secunderabad Shatabdi Express also with effect from 10.08.2022.
Features of Vistadome Coaches :
The Vistadome coaches apart from having a glass roof top has a number of other features like wide window panes, LED lights, Rotatable Seats and Pushback Chairs, Electrically Operated Automatic Sliding Compartment Doors, Wide side sliding doors for Divyangs, Toilets with ceramic tile flooring etc. Last but not the least, the viewing gallery.