Redefining train travel, the Indian Railway's Central Railway zone has decided to add a Vistadome coach in the Mumbai-Pune Deccan Special Train, which is all set to hit the tracks from June 26. It is for the first time that such luxury coaches will run along the scenic route, offering a scenic cruise to all travellers, between the two cities. As per protocols amid the COVID outbreak, only passengers having reserved tickers will be allowed to board the special service, in compliance with all SOPs and other safety norms.
Embark on a mesmerising journey through the bounties of Western Ghat
With wide windows, glass tops and rotatable-pushback chairs, the Vistadome coach of the Mumbai-Pune Deccan Express will screen the beauty of the Western Ghats on the Mumbai-Goa route. Presently, such luxury rakes operate only in the Mumbai-Madgaon Jan Shatabdi Special train. However, passengers will now be able to enjoy the experience of travelling amidst the Sahyadri rangers, passing a mesmerising route, shining in its monsoon glory.
The train will pass along the Matheran Hills, near Neral and Songir Hills, near Palasdhari, to the scapes of Ulhas River and Valley, near Jamburg. It will map along through the enchanting waterfalls and tunnels near the Khandala, Lonavla areas and the Southeast Ghat section, an official statement highlighted.
Seat booking available at PRS centres or website
Hitting the tracks from June 26, Saturday, Train No. 01007 Deccan Express Special will be flagged off from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus at 7 AM daily. It will run its course to reach Pune at 11:05 AM on the same day. The return journey will be tracked by Train No. 01008 Deccan Express from Pune at 3.15 PM, every day on Saturday. The train will park at the CSMT in Mumbai at 7:05 PM, on the same day.
Besides a single Vistadome coach, three AC Chair Car coaches, 10 Second Class Seating rakes and one Second Class Seating cum guard's brake van carriage, will be included in the train length. People can book their tickets from today, June 24, at all PRS centres or on the website.