Northern Railways resumed the service of passenger train Dehradun-Indore/Ujjain Express (04318) on Friday from Dehradun after converting Integral Coach Factory (ICF) type rakes to the safer Linke-Hoffman-Busch (LHB) rakes. As informed by the senior divisional commercial manager (SDCM) of Northern Railways Moradabad division, Rekha Sharma, the services of the train was suspended on November, 2019 due to the yard remodelling process in Dehradun and then the suspension was automatically extended later due to Covid-19 pandemic. However, she added that now the train is operating with LHB rakes which are more efficient, comfortable and safe.
Trains with LHB rakes have better riding index, high speed and have the capacity to carry more passengers than the ICF rakes, informed Sharma. She further informed that the various coaches of the train have been embellished with digital clocks, bouquets, paintings and retro-reflective tapes. Besides this, services like providing a charging point near every seat to charge mobile phones in AC coaches and safe drinking water in general seating (GS) coaches are also available on the train. The SDCM revealed that the department has also used Head-On-Generation (HOG) technology in the train due to which the fuel will be used efficiently and the diesel generator will cause no noise and air pollution.