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Posted: Nov 27 2016 (17:24)
Last Response: Nov 27 2016 (18:32)
Coach AugmentationsNov 27 2016 (17:23) Indian Railways to stop production of ICF coaches by 2017, to shift completely to LHB
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As an aftermath of one of the deadliest train accidents—the derailment of the Indore-Patna Express on 20 November claiming 150 lives—the Indian Railways has decided to stop manufacturing Integral Coach Factory (ICF)-designed coaches by 2017.
The national carrier plans to shift to German Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches which are made of stainless steel. The ministry of railways held a meeting with heads of railway production units on 24 November to discuss the feasibility of shift towards LHB coaches.
“We discussed various issues in the meeting and some permissions are still required. The...
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I donot understand. The production should have stopped long back. Were they waiting for a disastrous accident to occur, in order to take this obvious decision?
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