Lonely Planet Writer

Massive cash injection for Indian railway safety

A crowded train in India.
A crowded train in India. Image by Melissa / CC BY-SA 2.0

The government of India has announced a massive package of investment for the nation’s railway network, worth $137bn (£88bn) over the next five years. The cash injection has been ring-fenced for infrastructure and rail safety, rather than crowd-pleasing fare cuts and extra train services, providing a timely investment for a service that is straining under the weight of the burgeoning Indian population. Read more: timesofindia.indiatimes.com