BHUBANESWAR: In a bid to provide better comfort and jerk-free journey to passengers, Indian Railways has decided to run Bhubaneswar-Puducherry-Bhubaneswar and Bhubaneswar-Rameswaram-Bhubaneswar Express with modern Linke-Hofmann-Busch (LHB) coaches from this month.
The new coaches will replace conventional coaches. The LHB coaches are designed for an operating speed up to 160 km/h and could go up to 200 km/h.
While the Bhubaneswar-Puducherry-Bhubaneswar Express will run with LHB coaches from April 16. the Bhubaneswar-Rameswaram-Bhubaneswar Express will run with new coaches from April 19.
Both the trains will be fitted with a load combination of 21 coaches which will increase the total capacity of berths.
A railway official said LHB coaches are anti-telescopic and do not flip in case of a collision. The coaches are safer, lighter, more comfortable and jerk free.
Replacement of conventional coaches with LHB coaches is being done in a phased manner to ensure more safety, he added.