27 August, 2009

A Rare Photograph...

Well, here's a rare photograph of a Mumbai local train...

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People who are not from Mumbai may not understand my implication...

I mean to assert that it's quite rare to see an entire compartment of a Mumbai train empty!

Generally, these trains are so jam-packed that accidents happen quite frequently...

[Image Courtesy - http://mumbai-pushpa.blogspot.com/2009/08/mumbai-trains.html]

According to Wikipedia, there's a daily ridership of about 6.94 million people in these Mumbai trains!


The Central and Western Railways were forced to release under the Right to Information Act that at least 20,706 people have died in the last five years; an average of 10 each day.

It is commonly said that local trains are the lifeline of Mumbai. But every time somebody gets injured or maybe, even killed while commuting, it actually mars the royal significance of these trains...

But, whatever anybody says, this is MUMBAI!