Srinagar: Aiming to provide a delightful travelling experience to the picturesque Kashmir valley, the Railways on Thursday announced a Vistadome train which would also serve the famous Kashmiri ‘Wazwan’ to the tourists.
“Tourists need to enjoy the beauty of the Valley,” Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said. He also stated that the Kashmiri cuisine would make it to the catering list of the railways.
“The chief minister (Mehbooba Mufti) and I have talked about how to increase tourism by virtue of railways. So, we will soon start a Vistadome train because I do not think there is any other place in the whole world like Kashmir,” he said.
“When people come to see the beauty of Kashmir, how will they see it sitting inside a train? So, we will launch it here. We have placed an order with our coach factories for the Vistadome train,” he said.
The minister was speaking at a function, after remotely laying foundation stones of five new halt railway stations on Baramulla-Qazigund rail section, at SKICC.
The new halt points are at Sangdan, Monghall, Ratnipora, Naidgam and Razwan. (Agencies)