17 March 2017

LHB Coaches of Indian Railways

Presently, around 5000 LHB (Linke Hofmann Busch) coaches are running in Indian Railways.

It has been planned to replace conventional coaches of important Mail/Express trains by LHB coaches in a phased manner. It is an ongoing process over Indian Railways subject to availability of coaches, maintenance facility, Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) sanction, operational requirement etc. So far, nearly 185 rakes in 135 pairs of trains are running with LHB coaches.

Total outlay for all types of coaches under the Rolling Stock Programme is as follows
RE 2014-15
RE 2015-16
RE 2016-17
Rs. 6007.14
Rs. 5614.4
Rs.9672.09 crore
RE : Revised Estimates

The figure of Budgetary allocation for LHB coaches is not maintained separately. However, there has been an increase in the production of LHB coaches in the past 3 years as under:
Total numbers
(upto February 2017)