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.
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, 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.