Indian Railways to make the journey on 500 trains jerk-free by March-end! Travelling on premium Indian Railways trains can be a “jerky” experience at times – something that Indian Railways is looking to rectify soon.
Passengers travelling on premium trains often complain of uncomfortable jerks due to braking. According to Rajesh Agrawal, Member Rolling Stock, Railway Board, by March-end the national transporter is looking to complete the process of replacing couplers on all LHB (Linke Hofmann Busch) coaches.
The problem of jerks in LHB coaches arises due to Centre Buffer Coupler (CBC) system that is used to join coaches. Draft gear is the equipment that Indian Railways makes use of to connect the couplings to the rolling stock. Read More