Conventional rail coaches are being replaced with LHB coaches in a phased manner and action has also been initiated to acquire technology for making aluminium body coaches, the government said on Wednesday.
Currently, 411 pairs of trains of Indian Railways are operating with Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches. From 2018-19 onwards, Indian Railways’s production units are making only LHB coaches.
Noting that modernisation of trains is a continuous process, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal told the Lok Sabha that replacement of conventional coaches with LHB coaches is being done in a phased manner based on the availability of coaching stock.
“Action has also been initiated for acquiring technology for manufacture of aluminium body coaches in railway factories,” he said in a written reply. Read more
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