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Glass roof train on Vizag-Araku route

rp_Logo-R1-square-bg-300x30011.jpgApril 18 (TravelAndy): To delight passengers travelling from Vishakhapatnam to Araku Valley in India’s Andhra Pradesh state, Indian Railways launched a special glass top coach, which will provide panoramic view of the route.

Known as Vistadome, this air-conditioned coach attached  to the Visakhapatnam-Kirandul passenger train, claims to be a first-of-its-kind in Indian Railways.

It has glass top and glass window, providing 360 degree see-through view of the 128 km journey to the scenic Araku valley. Continue Reading →

Railway’s tiger tourism worries wildlife activists

rp_IMG_2383-300x3001.jpgFebruary 28 (TravelAndy): India’s railway minister Suresh Prabhu’s announcement to start tiger tourism packages has got wildlife activists worried.

The minister said Indian Railways would offer complete packages, including train journey, safaris and accommodation, for Kanha, Pench and Bandhavgarh national parks in Madhya Pradesh state to spread awareness about the tiger, India’s national animal.

With the state government and railway’s plan to build extensive railway tracks along the forests, wildlife activities fear for the safety of the endangered big cats. Continue Reading →

French help for faster Delhi-Chandigarh train

A high-speed train that runs between Paris and a small station on the border of France and Spain.

April 13 (TravelAndy): If things go to plan, the travel time between Delhi and Chandigarh by train will come down to less than two hours.

Indian Railways and its French counterpart signed a pact to this effect during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the country, PTI reported.

The two countries will co-finance an execution study “a semi-high speed project on upgrade of the Delhi-Chandigarh line to 200kmph”.

At present, the fastest train on this route is the Shatabdi Express that takes nearly three-and-a-half hours to complete the 266km journey.