If you are a regular on the Bhopal-Jabalpur route, you’d be delighted to know that the Bhopal-Jabalpur Janshatabdi Express will now feature a vistadome coach. Here’s what we know. By Karan Kaushik
Vistadome coach on the Bhopal-Jabalpur Janshatabdi Express: All the details
In a first for the state, Madhya Pradesh has started vistadome coach service on the popular Bhopal-Jabalpur Jansthabdi Express. The train was flagged off by state ministers Usha Thakur and Vishwas Sarang from Rani Kamalapati Railway Station in Bhopal on August 16. This is the first vistadome coach train being run in Madhya Pradesh.
The Indian Railways has introduced the vistadome coach as part of an initiative by the Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board. The vistadome coach on the Bhopal-Jabalpur Janshatabdi Express comes with large windows, transparent roofs, and 360-degree rotatable seats. This will allow passengers to savour the picturesque views of hills, rivers, and natural beauty on the route.
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And that’s not all. The vistadome coach is equipped with Wi-Fi, GPS, and a robust infotainment system. The coach also features multi-ties steel luggage shelves, a snack table, a lounge, a microwave oven, a coffee maker, and a mini pantry car.
Prominent attractions that the train will pass through include Hoshangabad’s Narmada river bank, Itarsi’s Tawa Dam, Panchmarhi, Gotegaon’s Joteshwar Temple, Madan Mahal Fort, Bhedha Ghat, and the Kanha and Bandhavgarh national parks. The inclusion of Bhimbhetka rock shelters and Satpura National Park has also been proposed.
The vistadome coach service has been rolled out in train number 12061 Rani Kamlapati-Jabalpur Janshatabdi Express. For the return journey, the train is 12062 Jabalpur-Rani Kamlapati Janshatabdi Express. The halts on the Bhopal-Jabalpur rail route include Rani Kamlapati, Hoshangabad, Itarsi, Pipariya, Gadarwara, Kareli, Narsinghpur, Shridham and Madan Mahal stations.
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