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23 May 2018, Edition - 1044, Wednesday

FLASH NEWS:

  • Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter crash-lands in Natha Top in Jammu and Kashmir
  • NHRC takes cognizance of Tuticorin violence, issues notice to Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary and DGP
  • The Madras High Court directed Vedanta to stop the construction of the second unit of Sterlite copper smelter plant
  • Tamil Nadu government forms judicial commission to probe Tuticorin violence
  • J&K: Grenade attack in Bijbehara as 7 civilians were injured
  • MHA has sought a report from Tamil Nadu Government on the violence in Tuticorin
  • Mudarai HC stays expansion of Sterlite copper smelter plan
  • US President Donald Trump warned that his landmark summit with Kim Jong Un may not take place as planned
  • Sec 144 imposed in and around Tuticorin till May 25th
  • Shops were shut and 5000 policemen were deployed in Tuticorin after 11 people died while protesting against the Sterlite Plant

Coimbatore

Cheran Express to run with modern LHB coaches from Friday

Covai Post Network

Image credit : Illustrative Image

Coaches of Train No.12673/12674 Coimbatore-Chennai Central-Coimbatore Cheran Express are being replaced with the modern Linke Hoffman Busche (LHB) coaches with increased seating capacity.

This is as part of the exercise by the Railways to make the journey safer and comfortable, the conventional coaches of trains are being replaced with the modern LHB coaches with advanced safety and passenger friendly features.

The Cheran Express fitted with LHB Coaches will be operated from Coimbatore from November 10 on wards and from Chennai Central from the next day. Two rakes of 22 Coach LHB formation have been allotted for Salem Division for this purpose that will be maintained by the Coach and Wagon Depot at Coimbatore.

Apart from the increased seating capacity, the LHB Coaches have been fitted with Bio-toilets, better suspension for smoother travel, Centre Buffer Couplers with anti-climbing features in case of a train collision or mishap, and better insulation to reduce noise levels inside the coaches.

These aesthetically designed stainless steel coaches have been provided with better features such as fire-retardant fittings, larger windows for better visibility, modular designed interior with no visible screws inside the coaches, ergonomically designed seats, anti-skid PVC Flooring, automatic sliding doors in inter-coach vestibules.

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