To provide more comfort to the passengers during train journey, the NF Railway has decided to convert Dibrugarh-Delhi Brahmaputra Mail from conventional coaches to LHB (Linke Hofmann Busch) coaches with effect from Saturday.
“New composition of the Brahmaputra Mail will be one AC-2 tier coach, four AC-3 tier coaches, eleven sleeper class coaches and three second class coaches. One AC hot buffet car and two brake/ luggage cum generator cars will also be there,” NF Railway CPRO Pranav Jyoti Sharma said in a statement.
13 passenger trains which have already been converted to LHB type coaches by the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) include Kamakhya-Lokmanya Tilak Express, Kamakhya-Gandhidham Express, Bangalore-New Tinsukia Express, Kamakhya-Anand Vihar Express, Kamakhya-Gaya Express, New Jalpaiguri- New Delhi Express, Kamakhya- Anand Vihar Express, Dibrugarh-Tambaram Express, Dibrugarh-Chandigarh Express, Dibrugarh-Amritsar Express, Kamakhya-Puri Express and Kamakhya- Ranchi Express.
A total of 34 trains run with LHB coaches over N.F. Railway which include Rajdhani/ Shatabdi type trains and trains owned by other Railways.
LHB coaches have more benefits compared to old conventional type coaches in terms of safety as well as passengers’ comfort. The LHB coaches are maintenance –friendly and aesthetic in appearance, Sharma said.
The LHB coaches are made of stainless steel and interiors are made of aluminium which is lighter than older one and ensures better riding experience to the passengers. The coaches are also considered to be “anti-telescopic”, which means they do not get turned over or flip in case of a collision resulting lesser casualty, he added.