ER introduces modern LHB rake
To improve passenger comfort and safety, Eastern Railway introduced modern type of LHB rakes to 12315/16 Kolkata-Udaipur Ananya Express and 12317/18 Kolkata-Amritsar Akal Takht Express replacing conventional type of rakes. Introduction of modern type of LHB rake will also increase the carrying capacity of passengers in all classes.
In Sleeper class coach, 80 passengers can be accommodated in one LHB coach whereas 72 passengers are accommodated in conventional Sleeper coach. Similarly, in Ac 3-tier and AC 2-tier 72 passengers and 52 passengers can be accommodated in LHB coaches respectively in place of 64 & 48 passengers in one conventional Ac 3-tier and AC 2-tier coaches. (EOIC)