Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
06-December-2012 14:45 IST
Induction of LHB Coaches on Railways
Linke Holfmann Busch (LHB) coaches are progressively being inducted in train services as per requirement including existing and certain important Rajdhani and Mail/Express trains. Since its introduction, LHB coaches have been inducted on about 14 Rajdhani, 12 Shatabdi and 11 AC Duronto services.

LHB coaches have a higher carrying capacity of about 10-12 per cent as compared to the corresponding ICF design coaches and have better riding comfort, higher speed potential, longer life, upgraded amenities, provision of control discharge toilet system, lower maintenance requirement, enhanced safety features and aesthetic interiors.

A rail coach factory at Palakkad has been sanctioned in Public Private Partnership mode for production of LHB coaches.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.