Indian Railways on LHB coach production spree: Indian Railway has created another record in the production of Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches! Under the ‘Make in India’ initiative of the Modi government, the Rail Coach Factory in Kapurthala has created a new record. The Rail Coach Factory of the national transporter has produced as many as 151 LHB coaches in the month of July 2020. Interestingly, this is thrice the production of LHB coaches by the coach factory as against the month of July 2019. According to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, giving a boost to job creation, the production of 151 LHB coaches in July 2020 by the Rail Coach Factory, is its highest ever monthly production.
The modern LHB coaches, that are based on German technology, were first introduced on the Indian Railways network in the year 2000. However, the first indigenous LHB coach was put into service on the rail network in 2003. As compared to conventional ICF- design train coaches, the LHB coaches are considered to be better and safer.