Bihar Train Tragedy - 8 dead

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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    At least 8 people were killed and 12 others were severely injured in a train accident in India's eastern state of Bihar.

    Read more: At Least 8 People Killed in East India Railroad Accident - Reports / Sputnik International

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    India seriously needs to invest in building bridges over tracks, and get rid of all the unmanned level crossings. It is long overdue that the railway fares are raised, and the money used for increasing safety, such as building bridges over tracks, manning level crossing or getting rid of them, modernizing signalling equipment, etc..

    We have way too many such tragedies and we seem not to care, as if we are benumbed by the frequency of such tragedies.
     
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    20 people in a car???????????????Our govt. should take unmanned railway crossing seriously.
     
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    Later on in the article, it says it was a van. 20 people in a van is not unusual.
     
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    Oh ok , it was my mistake.:sorry:
     
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    Actually fares have already been increased by the govt. without any fanfare or publicity; in some cases, prices have nearly increased 5x (especially if you are traveling during festive/holiday season) without any corresponding improvement in safety, hygiene, convenience or schedule.

    The railway reservation system is totally infested without touts & 95% tickets are already sold to touts even before the booking window opens. Almost everyone is forced to buy tickets from touts. Sleeper is the only class where around 20% of berths are left for booking by public, 80% still usurped by touts (referred to, as agents).

    This govt. have not brought any improvement in railway infra & it remains as inefficient & corrupt as ever.
     
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    Modi's priority w.r.t. Railways are totally misplaced. If govt. continues on this path, it is doomed.
     

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