Delays on the Konkan railway!
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Delays on the Konkan railway!

Be aware that there may well be long delays on trains travelling North and South on the Konkan railway.
After a major train accident due to a landslide caused by the heavy monsoon rains. At least 18 people have thought to have died whilst many remain trapped in carriages apparently hanging off a bridge!
The accident occurred around 6 am between Karanjadi and Beer near Roha in Raigad district of Maharashtra
Here is the link!!Train crash

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| Mega
Too much infornmation can be a bad thing
Thi carnage on the road is nothing bnew in India
The only thing that's new is that we're hearing about it
By the grace of someone or other I've never been in an accident buit have passed many ...

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(As come it will for a' that),
That Sense and Worth o'er a' the earth,
Shall bear the gree an a' that.
For a' that, an a' that,
It's coming yet for a' that,
That man to man, the world, o'er
Shall brithers be for a' that.
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I checked the date of your post, cyberhippie, as this is almost a duplicate of the accident last year on the Konkan -- some parts of the route are still obviously unstable despite the 10 years or so since building. After last year's accident, most of the sizeable 'cuts' were protected to prevent boulders tumbling down on the rails but monsoon conditions can test man's efforts severely and it looks like a lot more work will be required.

Last year's disaster disrupted Konkan schedules for many months as even after the damage cleared up and repaired. Speeds were reduced and passenger trains were assigned 'pilot' engines to go ahead of the train; this generally added several hours to the run and continued for some time after the rains ended as I recall.

more on Konkan problems here:

mala: as Bryan says, highway carnage is not a new thing in India or south asia -- spectacular bus accidents are a daily occurance on the congested highways and a news outfit looking for a grisly story could pretty well find one from somewhere any day of the week. Overcrowded buses, overweight trucks, poor brakes, tires, and mechanical conditions, drunk and/or tired drivers, poorly maintained roads etc etc etc A few months on the road with a motorcycle was indeed eye-opening. Rail still safer than road by a huge margin!

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