Indian Railways to replace the conventional coaches with modern LHB coaches

• The government will replace conventional coaches with modern LHB (Linke Hofmann Busch) design coaches in all long-distance trains, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said in Rajya Sabha on Friday.

Key points highlighted by the Railway Minister

• To another query on complaints that modern coaches already operational are being replaced in trains running from the Northeast, the minister said: “I can assure you that can never be the case.”

• On unmanned railway crossings, the Minister said that the government has almost eliminated all such crossings.

• The number of accidents has come down to three in the last nine months from 50 a year ago.

• The Minister said that wherever there is a responsibility of Railways, the compensation is provided to the families of the deceased. Trespassers are not given compensation.

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