Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways introduces the first ever High Capacity Parcel Van on LHB! Recently, Indian Railways launched the High Capacity Parcel Van at Delhi’s Safdarjung railway station. The High Capacity Parcel Van has been designed and manufactured by Rail Coach Factory in Kapurthala.
Interestingly, this is the first High Capacity Parcel Van on LHB (Linke Hofmann Busch) platform. According to Northern Railways, the oscillation trials have been successfully completed and it has been issued with a speed certificate by the Research Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO) for 130 km per hour.
The new LHB High Capacity Parcel Van has a total carrying capacity of 24 tons and a total volume of 187 m3. In a bid to facilitate transportation of wide goods, foldable two-tier luggage racks have been provided. These coaches have been provided with three collapsible partitions as well as four number of sliding doors.
The interior paneling of the coach is of stainless steel and the coach has been equipped with 140 KN air suspension. Also, the coach has been provided with axle-mounted disc brakes as well as anti-climbing CBC coupler with transition screw coupling. Moreover, “fire balls” will be installed inside the coach to douse any fire inside.