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HIRAKHAND EXPRESS WITH MODERN LINKE-HOFMANN-BUSCH (LHB) COACHES

HIRAKHAND EXPRESS WITH MODERN LINKE-HOFMANN-BUSCH (LHB) COACHES

Context:

On 10th Sep 2021, Hon’ble Union Minister of Railways, Communication, Electronics & Information Technology, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, and Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Union Minister of Education, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, flagged off the new modern LHB Rake of  Train No. 08445/08446 Bhubaneswar-Jagadalpur-Bhubaneswar, Hirakhand Express through video conferencing from Rail Bhawan, New Delhi.

Aim of the Modern Rake of Train:

  • The vision is to make a wholesome transformation and not just incremental changes.
  • Introducing new modern LHB rakes in Hirakhand Express will provide a better and more pleasant journey experience to train passengers.
  • LHB Coach in Hirakhand Express will provide better comfort and a jerk-free journey to the passengers.
  • LHB coaches are anti-telescopic, safer, lighter, and more comfortable.
  • Replacement of ICF conventional coaches phase wise with LHB coaches is being done from a safety point of view.
  • Hirakhand Express will now run with a load combination of 12 coaches as earlier, i.e. 01 AC 2 Tier, 02 AC-3 Tier, 04 Sleeper Class, Three Second Class Seating and 02 Guard cum Luggage & Divyangjan Coaches.

Hirakhand Express:

  • It covers its journey of 784 km from Bhubaneswar to Jagdalpur having stoppages at 21 intermediate stations in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, and Chhattisgarh under East Coast Railway jurisdiction.

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