In a significant move aimed at improving passenger safety and comfort, the train No. 12510/12509 Guwahati – SMVT Bengaluru Express train has been upgraded with modern LHB (Linke Hofmann Busch) coaches.
These state-of-the-art coaches were flagged off by Smt. Queen Oja, Hon’ble Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), at the Guwahati Railway Station on 29th October, 2023. This upgrade represents a positive step towards ensuring a more pleasant and secure train journey experience for passengers.
The New LHB Coaches
The newly converted LHB train, known as 12510 Guwahati – SMVT Bengaluru tri-weekly Express, will operate on Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays, departing from Guwahati at 06:15 hours.
The train’s route includes stops at Kamakhya, New Bongaigaon Jn, New Alipurduar, New Jalpaiguri Jn, Malda Town, Kharagpur, Bhubaneswar, Palasa, Vijayawada, Perambur, and Katpadi.
The train will consist of 23 LHB Design Coaches, which cater to various passenger classes, including AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier, AC 3 tier Economy, Sleeper Class, and Second Class.
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Benefits of LHB Coaches
LHB coaches bring several advantages to the passengers. They are more spacious and comfortable, offering augmented passenger amenities for a hassle-free journey. From a safety perspective, these coaches are equipped with a hydraulic shock absorber and an improved suspension system, ensuring a smoother and more comfortable ride compared to conventional rakes. Each coach features “Modular Interiors” that incorporate lighting into the ceiling, convenient luggage racks, and wider windows.
Additionally, all LHB coaches are equipped with a Controlled Discharge Bathroom System and Bio-toilets, which are environmentally friendly, in contrast to the older ICF coaches.
Indian Railways’ Commitment
The Indian Railways is committed to providing a safer, faster, and more comfortable travel experience for the people of the North Eastern region. The conversion of the Guwahati – SMVT Bengaluru – Guwahati tri-weekly express into a modern LHB rake marks a significant step towards achieving this goal.
The introduction of LHB coaches on the Guwahati – SMVT Bengaluru Express train will undoubtedly make train travel a more enjoyable and Safe.