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First-ever train with glass roof on Vizag-Araku route

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    Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday inaugurated the new Vistadome coach which has glass roof, LED lights, GPS-based info system and rotating seats among other features.

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    The specially-designed Vistadome air-conditioned coach, claimed to be a first-of-its-kind on Indian Railways, has large glass windows and an observation lounge that offer passengers a panoramic view of the sites along the 128-km rail route from Visakhapatnam to Araku valley hill station.

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    A unique feature of this Rs 3.38 crore 40-seat coach is the double-wide reclining passenger seats that could be rotated 360 degrees for a better sightseeing experience.

    The coach also has a glass-domed ceiling, automatic sliding doors and a multi-tier luggage rack

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    The tourists can now sit relaxed in their seats and get a clear view of the breath-taking Anantagiri ghat section, Lambasingi, Borra caves and the tunnels along the route, from the Vistadome coach, unlike the crammed train compartments.

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    Visakhapatnam MP, Kambhampati Haribabu, attended the function along with Prabhu in Bhubaneswar, while Araku MP, Kottapalli Geeta, MLAs, Railway Division Manager (Visakhapatnam) Chandralekha Mukherjee and others took part in the launch

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