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SER to replace rakes with modern LHB coaches

Kolkata: In a bid to provide comfortable journey to the passengers, the South Eastern Railway (SER) has decided to convert two rakes of Kriyayoga Express with most sophisticated and modern LHB (Linke Hofmann Busch) coaches replacing the existing conventional coaches.

"We have taken this initiative to ensure comfortable journey to the passengers. This apart, there will be an increase of 120 reserved capacity in each trip," said Bidhan Chandra, public relations officer, SER.

LHB coaches are the passenger coaches of Indian Railways. It is mostly produced by Rail Coach Factory in Kapurthala, India.

These coaches are designed for an operating speed up to 160 km/h and could go up to 200 km/h.

Kriyayoga Express is an Express train belonging to South Eastern Railway zone. It runs between Howrah Junction and Hatia. It consists of 22 coaches having revised composition of First AC-1, AC 2 Tier-2, AC 3 Tier-4, Sleeper Class-11, General Second Class-2. Meanwhile, the second foot over bridge at Santragachi railway station will see its inauguration before Puja this year.

"The new foot over bridge will be Puja gift to the passengers," said Chandra.

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