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Safety Issues in the Indian Railways

Within the span of three months, three major rail accidents have taken place in the country resulting in the death of over 190 people: Indore-Patna Express derailment, Sealdah-Ajmer Express derailment and recent derailment of Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express. These incidents have highlighted the appalling safety record maintained by the Indian Railways. Railway Accidents Railway accidents are […]


Safety Issues in Indian Railways

Over the last 10 years, there has been a substantial rise in the rate of passenger casualties. For the three decades of 1965-96, the number of deaths in accidents remained mostly under 100, except for the occasional bad year. During the last decade things have turned grim. In nine out of the 10 years since […]