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Indian Railways to launch coaches with glass ceilings in Kashmir


Indian Railways proposes to first introduce coaches with glass tops on trains traveling through Kashmir in J&K, and Araku Valley in Vishakapatnam.

State of the art coaches with glass ceilings and world class amenities along with luxurious interiors and added leg room are being planned by Indian Railways.

These exclusive coaches are being put together by Integral Coach Factory at Chennai along with IRCTC and Research Design and Standards Organization. Each coach is being built at a cost of INR 4 crores and the first such coach is set to roll out later this month.


These glass top coaches will have windows similar to those seen on a coaches on trains in Switzerland. These big glass windows will offer a panoramic view of the region but can be made opaque or transparent depending on the time of day. This will be done electrically, turning from transparent to opaque if the sun gets too hot. Seating will be plush and comfortable with just 40 seats per coach while there will be premium toilets attached to each coach built with quality material.

The first such coach with a glass top will be tagged onto a regular train in the Kashmir valley while the two other coaches will be attached to trains travelling through the Araku Valley in Vishakapatnam.


The coaches will have rotating chairs and will offer passengers an aeriel view of the landscape outside. On board infotainment system offering access to movies, TV shows, news and games will also be on offer. These new glass top railway coaches is a part of the Government’s plan to revamp the transport system is the country while these coaches would also help in promoting tourism and attract tourists both from within the country and abroad.


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