Saturday, August 31, 2013

Some data from the Indian Railways

Without comment, I present this chart that I plotted based on railway employment data  (from www.data.gov.in) and railway mishap data (from knoema.com). Data for railway mishaps are available only from 2002 - 2009. Nitish Kumar was the Railway Minister up to 2004, and was succeeded by Laloo Prasad Yadav up to 2009.



I have not presented railway employment numbers post 2009 (when Mamata Banerjee took over from Mr. Yadav, but the employment numbers continued to reduce).

Update: Here are some correlations (in case you think that the figure can be misconstrued)

Between death and employment: -0.90
Between injury and employment:  -0.91
Between (death + injury) and employment: -0.93