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Jan 05, 2019
8:36AM

Govt to replace conventional coaches with modern LHB design coaches: Piyush Goyal

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The government will replace conventional coaches with modern LHB (Linke Hofmann Busch) design coaches in all long distance trains. This was stated by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal in Rajya Sabha on Firday.

He said, replacement of trains operating with conventional coaches into LHB coaches is being done in a phased manner.

Presently, 18 pairs of trains, owned by Northeast Frontier Railway, are being operated with modern LHB coaches, he said.

The Minister also said that LHB coaches, which have higher carrying capacity, speed and increased codal life, are being manufactured by the Indian Railways from the year 2018-19 onwards.
 

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