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11. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 8y

Quoting arif_kool

this is the funniest that i have ever heard. Mumbai is considered the safest city in India for females and local trains, public buses and public places are safe till midnight:)

It was on Dutch new this week. Every day abt 7 people die during their travel in one of the local trains through Mumbai. That makes it the most dangerous local trainnetwork in the world.

[ Edit: Edited on Apr 24, 2008, at 11:53 AM by wouterrr ]

12. Posted by drabanerje (Budding Member 12 posts) 8y

They die because they don't follow safety norms. But they are not killed by others. If you are callous about your own safety it's your fault. These staistics by no means prove that Mumbai is unsafe for foreign female travellers.

13. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 8y

Quoting wouterrr

Quoting arif_kool

this is the funniest that i have ever heard. Mumbai is considered the safest city in India for females and local trains, public buses and public places are safe till midnight:)

It was on Dutch new this week. Every day abt 7 people die during their travel in one of the local trains through Mumbai. That makes it the most dangerous local trainnetwork in the world.

Drabanerje has rightly pointed that this has nothing to do with foreign solo female travellers.

The deaths do happen but not due to travelling inside the train. Despite all the awareness programme and penalties/fine, people still choose to cross the tracks instead of using the sub-way. This is the major cause of death due to local trains

14. Posted by Buttfish (Respected Member 298 posts) 8y

the world is balanced between danger and safety...i think this bickering trying to justify specifically dangerous places in india is a bit pointless - especially, since it sort of depends on other peoples' pionts of view, too. maybe stick to the initial post?

and while at that, i would go to agra - ok, i'm not very specific. around agra, there's a site where one of the early indian civilizations resided. i read about them and found it interesting, but can't remember the name off the top of my head (i read it a while back..). i'll have to re-read and get back to you. i'm not sure, either, if it's possible to see the site, though. it was just something that i was curious about. that's my (very vague) two cents.

have fun!

15. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 8y

Quoting drabanerje

They die because they don't follow safety norms. But they are not killed by others. If you are callous about your own safety it's your fault. These staistics by no means prove that Mumbai is unsafe for foreign female travellers.

Yes i agree. but i thought it was an interesting statistic. I find India very safe. I think that you are more safe in India than in most countries of Europe.

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