On the same day as Indian rocket scientists celebrate success in test-firing the Agni V, an ICBM, and which safely lands at its designated spot in the Indian Ocean, there is news that two passengers while jumping off an overcrowded train at Mulund in Mumbai hit a signal post and die.
Two days ago, also on Mumbai's central line railway, movements came to a standstill when a signals cabin at Vikhroli caught fire. This affected nearly 3.8 million passengers with delays and diversions to alternative routes and travel by bus, rickshaw or walking. This situation is just a nightmare.
The trains in Mumbai are notoriously overcrowded, with passengers holding onto straps while balancing themselves on the outside of the trains.
Obviously, India needs to expand its transport capacity to cater for the vast population,
and railway transport is something that is crying out for expansion.
The minds of brilliant planners and advisors must be employed to address this issue.