Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Killer rails in India

Another bloody train crash near the Indian City of Jaipur has left seven dead and many injured.  In an earlier comment I had highlighted the dismal state of safety in the South Asian railways.

While the governmental officials insist that the safety has improved for the Indian Railway system, the frequency of these accidents, and the increasing number of commuter deaths suggest that the government could do more. 

The government indeed sure to do more because Indian railways ensures the mobility of the low income households and any improvement in rail safety would improve the livelihoods of the poor in India.


Source: Indian

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