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Around 30,000 died near tracks in 3 years, says Railways to Niti Aayog

Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav's clarification came days after Niti Ayog CEO Amitabh Kant took note of the Railways' claim and questioned the reliability of the data

A suburban local train, running only for people associated with essential services, halts at a station during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Thane
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A suburban local train, running only for people associated with essential services, halts at a station during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Thane

Press Trust of India New Delhi
The Railways Thursday said around 29,000-30,000 deaths occurred due to trespassing and other "untoward incidents" on its properties in the past three years, after the Niti Aayog raised questions over its zero fatality claim in the last fiscal.

Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav's clarification came days after Niti Ayog CEO Amitabh Kant took note of the Railways' claim and questioned the reliability of the data, pointing out that over thousands deaths occur in Mumbai suburban section every year.

"I would like to draw your attention to the fact that many of these deaths are caused by people falling overboard or

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First Published: Aug 20 2020 | 8:38 PM IST

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