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Posted: Nov 21 2016 (19:13)
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Nov 21 2016 (18:00) Indore Patna Express derails: Here’s why Indian Railways must induct Rajdhani Express-type LHB coaches
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A reason behind the high casualties in Sunday's accident is that the Indore-Patna Express had ICF coaches, which are known for piling up in case of accidents.
Rail mishaps are not a new in our country. But such incidents often reveals startling reality and probable shortcomings in the infrastructure. A reason behind the high casualties in Sunday’s accident is that the Indore-Patna Express had ICF coaches, which are known for piling up in case of accidents. On the other hand premium trains such as the Rajdhanis and Shatabdis are made up with the modern Linke Hoffman Busch (LHB) which are immune to such disaster. Notably, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu had promised in the 2015-16 Budget that all trains would eventually have LHB...
Nov 21 2016 (19:13)
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(1) LHB coaches are being inducted and are gradually replacing the ICF coaches, but huge fleet of coaches of IR will take much more than a decade or two for total replacement.
(2) LHB coaches have been introduced since about 15 years ago, still IR is not in a position to replace SG ICF rakes with SG LHB rake. Too much time has been wasted in developing a workable SG variation, so that LHB technology can proliferate in IR coach fleet. Else replacing all SG ICF rakes in pax trains by LHB with generator cars shall financially kill the already troubled IR.
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