The Indian Railway Service: Fatalities on the Tracks, Building and Repair of the Tracks, and the 40:1 Rule

5 - 10 injuries and fatalities occur each and every day in India due to the Indian railway service and the trains which are part of this network. Fatalities amongst Mumbai, India’s suburban line equate to more than 3000 per year, in comparison to London, England’s suburban line which experience fewer than 30 annually. Track crossing is responsible for more than 50% of all casualties. Indian railway trains move at a pace of 40 - 50 kilometers per hour, and when crossing a track, a persons percept...

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