Wheel & Axle Plant of Durgapur Steel Plant (DSP) on Monday dispatched its first consignment of indegenously developed wheels for LHB (Linke Hofmann Busch) coaches used in high speed trains like, the Rajdhani and Satabdi Express.
The Railways have been gradually converting its traditional coaches made by Integral Coach Factory to LHB coaches, mainly due to its high safety features. However, wheels for these coaches have so far been imported by Indian Railways. Indigenous manufacturing of LHB wheels had thus became extremely important for the railways.
DSP’s Wheel and Axle Plant, which has been making wheels for railway coaches, took up the latest challenge and managed to successfully develop LHB coach wheels as per the Railways’ stringent norms and standards. Read More