Vistadome Tourist Express to run on daily basis in Dooars area to boost the tourism

Maligaon, Nov 18: To meet the demand of tourists visiting the Dooars area in West Bengal, Vistadome Tourist Train between New Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar junction will run every day from 22nd November, 2021. The Vistadome Tourist Special (05777/05778) train service was available for three days a week so far.

The N. F. Railway has decided to run the train daily instead of three days a week with revised composition and add one more Vistadome coach to it. The train will run with revised number and nomenclature as 15777/15778 Vistadome Tourist Express.

The New Jalpaiguri – Alipurduar junction – New Jalpaiguri Vistadome Tourist Express departs from New Jalpaiguri at 07-20 hours in the morning and reaches Alipurduar junction at 13-00 hours in the afternoon. In return direction, train departs from Alipurduar junction at 14-00 hours in the afternoon to reach New Jalpaiguri at 19-00 hours in the evening.

The train provides stoppages at Siliguri Junction, Sivok, New Mal Junction, Chalsa, Madarihat, Hasimara and Raja Bhatkhawa stations.The train will have two Vistadome coaches, two AC chair cars, two general chair cars and two brake, luggage cum generator cars, a total eight coaches from November 22.

The train trespasses through the spectacular natural landscape of the Dooars area and tourists can enjoy the beauty of tea gardens, rivers, hillocks, stretches of forest in the foothills of the Himalayas across their entire journey.

The N. F. Railway had started Vistadome service in New Jalpaiguri – Alipurduar junction route from August 28 this year. Since its introduction, the service is gaining popularity among tourists.

With the increase flow of tourists across the Dooars area, the ride will now available for daily for tourists. The increase frequency of this service will benefit economically to various sectors apart from tour operators in the region.

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