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Safety first? Not for India’s frustrated rail commuters

The stampede at a Mumbai suburban railway station that killed 22 people and left dozens injured on Friday morning highlights serious administrative deficiencies at Indian Railways (IR). Of the world’s largest transporter’s 22 million daily passengers, 7.7 million are Mumbai suburban passengers from the middle and poor classes. They are subjected to dangerous and inhumane […]

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