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17 Mar 2018, Edition - 977, Saturday


  • The Congress and other political parties have been alleging that EVMs tampered during polls and demanding reintroduction of the ballot paper system of voting.
  • J&K Minister Altaf Bukhari sings praises for Separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani | Bukhari: Geelani is a very big leader and my stature is too small
  • Pro-Khalistan terrorist convicted of killing former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh does not regreat his action, says his lawyer.
  • MS Dhoni all praise for Nepal after it was granted ODI status by the International Cricket Council (ICC)
  • Mohammed Shami issues clarification on wife’s ‘rape’ allegations
  • According to reports, a Bangladesh player broke the glass while celebrating the team’s win over Sri Lanka in the T20I Nidahas Trophy tri-series.
  • 43-year-old Tara had earlier confessed to his involvement in the assassination of Beant Singh in 1995.
  • Delhi: NCB (Narcotics Control Bureau) busts big drug racket.
  • 3 Bangladeshi nationals held in Pune | Arrested nationals said to have terror links | Accused have links with Al Qaeda affiliate | ATS to probe their terror links
  • Modi and his associates allegedly defrauded Punjab National Bank of around Rs 13,000 crore through fraudulent LOUs of PNB


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.