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Corrected: Indian Railways says deaths, injuries from accidents fall amid safety crackdown


(Corrects year in paragraph 4 to 2002/03, not 2002/02)By Neha Dasgupta and Krishna N. DasNEW DELHI (Reuters) - Deaths and injuries from train collisions or derailment in India more than halved to 254 people last fiscal year from a year ago, railways data showed, amid attempts to improve its shoddy safety record through mega investments and recruitments.The state-run Indian Railways shared the data with Reuters days after an incident in which the brakes on a 22-coach train carrying hundreds of passengers failed, letting it run freely in reverse for about 13 km (eight miles).The railways has ...

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First Published: Tue, April 10 2018. 12:28 IST