07/06/2023 10:38 AM | Click to read full article
The Indian Railways saw an average of about 1,390 accidents per year in the 1960s which has dropped to 80 per year in the past decade. But the triple-train collision in Odisha’s Balasore, one of the deadliest in India, raises questions about safety in rail travel. Here, train accidents refer to consequential train accidents: those that resulted in the loss of human life, loss of railway property, caused injuries, and interrupted rail traffic. Derailments formed close to 70% of all accidents since 1990-91.