Images of India : Risky route to Exam Hall…

 

railaccidCandidates of the Staff Selection Commission examination cross a railway track to board a train in Allahabad. People in India risk life and limb on a daily basis while traveling on trains or crossing the tracks. Over 25,000 people died and 3,882 were injured in railway accidents in 2014. The majority of accidents (61.6%) were due to fall from trains or collision with people on the tracks (17,480 out of 28,360 cases). Maharashtra reported the maximum such cases, accounting for 42.5% of total cases of fall from train or collision of trains with people. Most such cases were reported from the Mumbai suburban services. Most railway accidents (4,966 out of 28,360) were reported between 6 am and 9 am, accounting for 17.5% of the total, and 16.9% between 9 am and 12 noon.