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Patliputra-Chandigarh Express: The First Train with New LHB Coaches

Indian Railways through it rigorous effort has decided to make train travel secure and safe by adding LHB coaches to various trains. Under this initiative, trains will now have LHB coaches which will be more attractive and safer. This step will be safe, convenient and comfortable for the passengers traveling by train. To improve the passenger experience, the Indian Railways is replacing the old coaches with new strong LHB coaches in different trains of Indian Railways. Train number 22355/56 Patliputra Chandigarh Express started operating with an LHB rack from 2nd of February. The Patliputra-Chandigarh Express having 24 coaches are replaced with 22 new LHB Coaches. However, due to the greater number of berths in LHB coaches, more passengers will be able to travel by this train. LHB coaches with the aluminum body are lighter in weight and secure for operations. When compared to the old coaches, these coaches are longer so that it can accommodate more passengers.

New LHB coaches In Patliputra–Chandigarh Express (22355)
The newly made 22355/56 Patliputra-Chandigarh Express in LHB rake with Head On Generation (HOG) system departed from Patliputra station on February 2nd. CPRO Rajesh Kumar of East-Central Rail said that one coach of AC First cum Second AC, three of Second AC and five coaches of Third AC will be installed in the new LHB rack. Earlier only two coaches of second AC were used. This will now increase to three. There will be only five coaches of the third AC. The sleeper will have 10 coaches. However, there will be no reduction in the number of berths due to fewer coaches. However, two general coaches will also be installed in the new LHB racks. Apart from this, there will be two SLR coaches.

Train Schedule of Patliputra – Chandigarh Express

  • Patliputra – Chandigarh Superfast Express runs from PPTA (Patliputra) to CDG (Chandigarh).
  • Patliputra – Chandigarh Superfast Express runs 2 days a week.
  • Patliputra – Chandigarh Superfast Express leaves from Patliputra at 08:35 hrs and reaches Chandigarh at 05:35 hrs.
  • Train no. 22355 takes 21 hrs to travel and stops at 16 stations during the journey.
  • Check train schedule of Patliputra Chandigarh Superfast Express, seat availability, time schedule, PNR status, fare and more on RailMitra app/official website.

What is HOG CUM- LHB Coaches?
Indian Railways is converting the traditional coaches into secure LHB racks as these coaches are more secure, stronger, and lighter. They are equipped with modern facilities. The LHB coach has been designed from the safety point of view and in such a way that even the accidental damage and the shock will not be felt even at the speed of hundred kilometers per hour. The gate in the coach will also look beautiful. The power for air conditioning, lighting, fans, etc. in a rake with a Head on Generation (HOG) system is taken directly from the Over Head Equipment (OHE) and the DG set in the power car. This rake is environmentally friendly as there is no emission of carbon dioxide (smoke).

A 30-tire LHB coach can carry 80 people, while an ICF coach carries only 72 passengers. LHB coaches are 1.5 meters longer than traditional coaches. Their shelf-life is also longer than traditional coaches. However, due to the increased length of LHB coaches, it was decided to reduce one coach from installation in the train as compared to the old coach. This was done because the platform does not have sufficient length. So now enjoy your journey with extra load of safety! The new LHB coaches of Patliputra Chandigarh Express.

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