In four years, 15 persons were killed on railway tracks across the country every day, according to a reply to an RTI query from the Railway Board. Between 2014 and the end of March 2018, a total of 23,013 passengers were killed while trespassing railway tracks, alighting from running trains or falling off trains while standing close to the door. The data was collected from Government Railway Police of various states.
According to the data, the highest number of casualties (3,874 deaths) was reported from South Central Railway zone, which covers Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Guntakal, Guntur and Nanded, followed by East Central Railway (3,748 deaths) which covers Danapur, Dhanbad, Mughalsarai, Samastipur and Sonpur, Central Railway (3,333 deaths) covering areas like Mumbai, Bhusawal, Pune, Solapur and Nagpur; Western Railway (2384) covering Mumbai west, Ratlam, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Bhavnagar and Vadodara; Northern Railway (2,127); North Central Railway (1,738); Eastern Railway (1,085), North Eastern Railway (775) and so on. North Western Railway had the lowest number of deaths, at 278.