• Thu. Feb 22nd, 2024
Balasore Accident: Some Serious Soul-Searching Needed |  India News

Indian Railways, which has historically been the theater of grand narratives of anti-colonial and working-class resistance, today faces a daunting challenge following the horrific train tragedy in Odisha on June 2.

This guest column quotes a 2018 study from the American Economic Review (AER) stating that “98% of India’s railways were built between 1870 and 1930”. However, after the Ministry of Railways flagged the official figures and since AER is not an official source for such data, the column has been updated to avoid confusion. This is the updated version.
In between, more than 60 hours have passed since the horrific triple railway collision Shalimar-Chennai Coromandel Express train, Jashwantpur-Howrah Superfast Express train and a goods train, at Bahanaga Bazar station, near Balasore Orissa.

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