Enjoy the picturesque landscape of Western Ghats with the glass roofed Vistadome air-conditioned coach on the Jan Shatabdi Express running between Dadar and Madgaon on the Mumbai- Goa route.
Saint-Gobain specifically designed and supplied glass panels for the roof that comprises of two different kinds of glass variants. The rooftop panel is made of SGG Priva-Lite, a glass that becomes transparent/ translucent at a click of a switch. This glass is paired with SGG Planitherm Ultra a thermal insulation glass that helps maintain optimum daylighting without glare and helps maintain the indoor air-conditioning at a desired temperature irrespective of the climate outside. The composite unit that measures to 33mm thickness also provides acoustic insulation.
Key features of the Vistadome coach
- Wide Window panes & Roof of switchable glass that becomes either transparent or translucent with just the click of a switch
- LED lights
- Rotatable seats and pushback chairs
- GPS based info system
- Multiple television screens
- Electrically operated automatic sliding compartment doors
These specially designed panels provide for stellar views to commuters, while giving them the comfort of solar and thermal control on exceptionally sunny days. The coach features a dome design with large windows and an observation lounge for panoramic views on the Mumbai- Goa route.
Commenting on this launch, Mr. Santhanam, President & MD – Flat Glass (South Asia, Malaysia & Egypt), Saint-Gobain, said, “Saint Gobain has been successfully making innovative, high-performance and energy-efficient glass solutions. We are delighted to partner with Indian Railways to transform train travel in India and make it luxurious with a beautiful view of the landscape.”
This specially-designed Vistadome coach was manufactured at the Integral Coach Factory (ICF)-Perambur,Chennai.
About Saint-Gobain India (P) Ltd – Glass Business:
Saint-Gobain’s Glass business in India started operations in the year 2000 in Chennai. It has cumulatively invested over Rs 3500 crores with manufacturing plants in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan. Saint-Gobain pioneered several Product, Marketing, Manufacturing, Application, Sustainability and Human Resources Innovations that helped in the emergence of product differentiation, segmentation and knowledge / skill development in what was seen as a commodity industry.
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