Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Mumbai trains :World's deadliest commute

Heard at CNN:

On average 4,000 people die a year on Mumbai’s railways, crushed under trains, electrocuted by overhead power lines or killed as they lean from jam-packed carriages to gasp for air. It is perhaps the world’s deadliest commute.

Fatal accidents are so common that stations stock sheets to cover corpses.

Authorities say the ongoing network upgrade will improve matters, but commuters are sceptical.

“Plans are always made, but nothing really happens,” said Bidisha Mukherjee, a young commuter. “If they want to do something, it had better be quick.

Thanks to the average Indian's patience.They got "independence" in 1947.
They are still hoping for the goodtimes that may come tomorrow .


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