Over 2,900 people lost their lives in accidents while travelling on Western Railway suburban trains in Mumbai division in last five years, an RTI query has found. To an RTI query made in May by Thane District Rail Passengers Association president Om Prakash Sharma, the Western Railway, Mumbai division, replied last week saying that nearly 2,965 people were killed and 7,885 injured in rail accidents on the western suburban section, which covers stations from Churchgate to Dahanu Road. As per ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Why is a Katra-Chennai train known as Andaman Express?Since no capitals are involved, why should a Katihar-New Jalpaiguri train be called Capital Express?What about Matysagandha Express, Padmavati Express or Sanghamitra Express?Bibek Debroy solves the naming puzzle for India's trains. Many years ago, my wife and I travelled on the Fairy Queen (above). For those who don't know, the Fairy Queen is a famous steam locomotive, built in 1855. It was withdrawn from service in 1909. Restored in 1997, ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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