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Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
21-February-2014 16:18 IST
Production of LHB Coaches on Indian Railways

PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU

               

The total annual production of Linke Holmann Busch (LHB) coaches during 2013-14 (till Jan’2014) is 390 against the annual requirement of 595 LHB coaches.

The production of LHB coaches is decided as per the Railways requirement, assessed on annual basis.

To enhance the production of LHB coaches:

i)                    Facilities at Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala and Integral Coach Factor, Chennai are being augmented.

ii)                  A new Rail Coach Factory is being set up at Rae Bareli with an annual production capacity of 1000 LHB Coaches;

iii)                A new Coach Factory with annual production capacity of 400 coaches has been sanctioned at Palghat.

iv)                Another new Coach Factory at Kolar has also been announced in Rail Budget presented in Febraury 2013 with a production capacity of 500 coaches.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Kotla Jaya Surya Prakash Reddy in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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