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In Wake of Deadly Indian Accident, Questions Over Rail Safety

As India’s deadliest train accident in 17 years turns the focus on the critical need to upgrade infrastructure and technology in the railway system, questions are being raised about efforts to improve safety on a gigantic network that ferries 23 million commuters every day.  One hundred and fifty people died and nearly 200 were injured as they the night of November 20 when 14 train coaches were reduced to a heap of twisted metal as they fell off the tracks near Kanpur city in eastern...

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