Guwahati(Assam), Aug 28 : Tourism minister , Bimal Bora today flagged off the Vistadome Tourist Special Train between Guwahati-Haflong section.
This special Vistadome train service between Guwahati and New Haflong will initially run two days a week – on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Smt. Queen Oja, Hon’ble MP, Shri Debolal Gorlosa CEM of the NCHAC, Shri Anshul Gupta, GM/NFR, and other senior Railway and State Govt officials were present. This initiative by NFR @RailMinIndia to boost the tourism sector of Assam is expected to be very well patronized pic.twitter.com/whKtAOMpOA
— Northeast Frontier Railway (@RailNf) August 28, 2021
The Indian Railways’ Vistadome tourist special trains will run on two popular routes—Guwahati-New Haflong in Assam and New Jalpaiguri-Alipurduar Junction in north Bengal—from today .
The introduction of the Vistadome trains are meant to help tourists experience the scenic beauty and to display the cultural heritage of the region during the unique journey.
Now you can come to Haflong, the only Hills Station of Assam from Guwahati city by Vistadome Train and experience the beauty of the Hills district while traveling inside the Train.
Also, spending the day in Haflong Town and can go back to Guwahati in the evening the same day and reach your Home at night!
The Guwahati-New Haflong train with special Vistadome coaches will travel through the scenic Dima Hasao district.
“Introduction of Vistadome trains is meant to help tourists experience the scenic beauty and to display the cultural heritage of the region during the unique journey. The joint effort with the tourism department will help to boost the tourism sector and as well as the local economy,” Anshul Gupta, general manager of NFR in Guwahati was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
The Vistadome coaches are equipped with state of the art glass windows and all-glass roofs and provide a 360-degree view.The coaches also have observation lounges for the purpose of site seeing. The rotational seats of the coach are designed to provide added comfort to passengers .They are also provided with a digital entertainment system and Wi-Fi facilities. For the safety of passengers, CCTV cameras and a fire alarm system have also been installed.
The price of the ticket for the Guwahati-New Haflong train is ₹1,150.
The Guwahati-New Haflong train will travel twice a week—Wednesday and Saturday—from Guwahati at 6.35am and reach New Haflong at 11.55am, covering a distance of 269km. It will have only two stoppages at Manderdisa and Maibong stations. While coming back, the train will leave New Haflong at 5pm and reach Guwahati at 10.45pm.