Ministry of Railways

 Rolling Out of Indigenous LHB Train Coaches

Posted On: 27 MAR 2018 6:48PM by PIB Delhi

Integral Coach Factory, Chennai (ICF) has rolled out the first indigenous LHB GS coach in October’ 2017 with 100% “Make in India” items, except forged wheels. The Coach is in oscillation trial stage. 

7601 LHB coaches have been rolled out  upto February’ 2018. The production target is 3025 LHB coaches for the year 2018-19.

LHB coaches are no longer imported. The cost of imported and  indigenously  built  Air Conditioned chair car (LWSCZAC) and First class Air Conditioned   chair car (LWFCZAC) LHB coach at Rail Coach Factory (RCF) ,Kapurthala  is as below:


Cost of each coach in ` (crores) (approx)



AC Chair car


First AC Chair Car


Indigenously  built LHB coach (latest cost)



Imported coach (Year 1999)





         This information was made available in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha.






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