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Death Toll Reaches 20,000 in Five Years on Mumbai’s Trains


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From the Boston Globe, this just in: “More than 20,000 people have been killed on Mumbai’s notoriously overcrowded train system over the past five years — many of them crushed, run over or electrocuted — according to official data.”

“No other city in India has so many people traveling by one mode of transport. There are a minimum of 10 deaths daily on the railways,” A.K. Sharma, the railway commissioner, was quoted as saying.

Stayed tuned for a post from our Mumbai-based transport engineer Madhav Pai on ‘Super Dense Crush Load.

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