Wednesday , 22 November 2017

Saint-Gobain’s Glass for the Glass-roofed Vistadome coach on Mumbai-Goa route

One can now 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 electrically operable and thermal insulation 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. The coach has rotatable seats and pushback chairs, GPS-based info systems and multiple television screens. 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.