Indian Railways have decided to restore the services of the Mumbai – Pune Deccan Express Special train from 26.6.2021 and the train is being integrated with the Vistadome coach for the first time.
Vistadom Coach was first made available on the Mumbai – Goa route which gave passengers views of the Western Ghats. The Vistadome coach is available in Mumbai-Madgaon Jan Shatabdi Special train.
Passengers on Mumbai- Pune route can enjoy the scenic beauty and experience being with nature while passing near Matheran Hill (Near Neral), Songir hill (near Palasdhari), Ulhas River (near Jambrung), Ulhas Valley, areas of Khandala, Lonavala, etc. and the waterfalls, tunnels on South East Ghat section. The basic special features include wide window panes and glass roof top, rotatable seats and pushback chairs, etc.
01007 Deccan Express special will leave Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus at 07.00 hrs daily with effect from 26.6.2021 and arrive Pune at 11.05 hrs same day.
01008 Deccan Express special will leave Pune at 15.15 hrs daily with effect from 26.6.2021 and arrive at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus at 19.05 hrs same day.
The train will halt at Dadar, Thane, Kalyan, Neral (for 01007 only), Lonavala, Talegaon, Khadki, and Shivaji Nagar.
The composition includes one Vistadome coach, three AC Chair Car, 10 Second Class Seating, and one second class seating cum guard’s brake van.