India rail accident
India’s worst train accident in 20 Years: Privileging vanity over safety

The government’s bizarre conspiracy theories to explain the Balasore tragedy strengthen the recipe, brewed over the years, for such accidents to occur

As India recovers from rail accident, questions arise abut staffing, safety measures

The horrific train accident in India, which led to the deaths of 275 people, has raised a number of questions about structural issues in the Indian Railways. These include the lack of adequate recruitment, and long working hours

Horrific crash that killed 275 people exposes structural issues in Indian Railways

As investigations continue into the railway accident in Balasore in the Indian State of Odisha, the failure to address staffing and safety has been widely condemned. Over 300,000 posts remain vacant in the Indian Railways