Mangaluru, July 11: The maiden run of two Vistadome coaches attached to Mangaluru Junction-Yeshwantpur Weekly Express Special--the first of its kind service in South India--was flagged off on Sunday.
BJP Karnataka Chief and MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, Mangalore South MLA Vedavyasa Kamath, Mayor Premananda Shetty and officials of Railway department were attended the flagging off programme, which was being held at Mangaluru Junction.
Vistadome coaches are being introduced by the Ministry of Railways to promote tourism.
The two tri-weekly and one weekly day train services between Bengaluru and Mangaluru traverse through the enchanting Western Ghats via Sakleshpur-Subrahmanya Road Ghat section.
The scenic section offers breathtaking glimpses of lofty mountains, ravishing valleys, deep gorges, lush greenery, streams, rivers and tunnels of the Western Ghats. The region blooms in monsoon with added beauty.