Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), Queen Oja flags off the Guwahati-Barmer-Guwahati weekly express, with newly converted modern Linke Hofmann Busch coaches on from Guwahati Railway Station on August 31. (Photo Courtesy: NFR)
Guwahati, August 31 (MExN): The Guwahati-Barmer-Guwahati weekly Express has been converted into modern LHB (Linke Hofmann Busch) coaches with the-state-of-art features, further enhancing safety and comfort of the passengers, the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR)informed today.
Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), Queen Oja flagged off the train with LHB rake from Guwahati Railway Station on August 31, in the presence of other dignitaries and senior railway officials from NFR Headquarter and divisions, it said. The newly converted LHB train 15632 Guwahati-Barmer-Guwahati Express will depart from Guwahati every Thursday at 10:40 AM and cover a distance of 2453 kms in 45 hours, at an average speed of approximately 50 km/hr.
The train will run via Kamakhya, New Bongaigaon Jn, New Alipurduar Jn, New Jalpaiguri Jn, Katihar Jn, Mokama, Kanpur Central, Agra fort, Jaipur Jn, Degana Jn, Merta road, Jodhpur.
It comprised of 22 LHB design coaches, including 1 AC 2-tier, 5 AC 3-tier, 12 Sleepers, 1 Second Class and 1 Pantry Car apart from 2 Power Cars.
As per the NFR release, the LHB coaches have the advantages of being more spacious and comfortable with augmented passenger amenities for a hassle-free journey as well as safety point of view.
The Hydraulic shock absorber and improved suspension system of LHB coaches ensures greater riding comfort for the passengers compared to conventional rakes, it maintained, adding that each coach has "Modular Interiors" that integrate lighting into the ceiling and luggage racks and wider windows. All LHB coaches are equipped with a Controlled Discharge Bathroom System and Bio-toilets, which are environmentally friendly as compared to ICF coaches, it added.