The disturbing state of train safety in India, in 4 charts
SummaryThe recent train accident in Odisha's Balasore has once again brought into focus the issue of train safety in India. We look into the organisational structure of one of the world's largest transportation companies to untangle the complex process of inquiries into train accidents.
After the tragic Odisha train crash, the focus has now moved from rescue operations to investigation. But if official documents are anything to go by, the Indian Railways’ record in some aspects of investigation into accidents and giving final touches to the process appears to be dismal.