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<p>A cab driver waits for commuters outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station, formerly known as Victoria Terminus, in Mumbai November 4, 2012.  REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar</p>

A cab driver waits for commuters outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station, formerly known as Victoria Terminus, in Mumbai November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A cab driver waits for commuters outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station, formerly known as Victoria Terminus, in Mumbai November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>Commuters disembark from crowded suburban trains during the morning rush hour at Churchgate railway station in Mumbai December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar</p>

Commuters disembark from crowded suburban trains during the morning rush hour at Churchgate railway station in Mumbai December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Commuters disembark from crowded suburban trains during the morning rush hour at Churchgate railway station in Mumbai December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>A man listens to music as he waits for his train at Churchgate railway station in Mumbai December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar</p>

A man listens to music as he waits for his train at Churchgate railway station in Mumbai December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A man listens to music as he waits for his train at Churchgate railway station in Mumbai December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>Train driver Ts Unnikrishnan Nair, 60, who has been working for Indian Railways for 40 years, shows a picture taken when he first started his job, at his apartment in Mumbai December 7, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar</p>

Train driver Ts Unnikrishnan Nair, 60, who has been working for Indian Railways for 40 years, shows a picture taken when he first started his job, at his apartment in Mumbai December 7, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Train driver Ts Unnikrishnan Nair, 60, who has been working for Indian Railways for 40 years, shows a picture taken when he first started his job, at his apartment in Mumbai December 7, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>A boy is pictured through a hole in a wall as he plays cricket on the railway tracks near Bandra railway station in Mumbai December 12, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar</p>

A boy is pictured through a hole in a wall as he plays cricket on the railway tracks near Bandra railway station in Mumbai December 12, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A boy is pictured through a hole in a wall as he plays cricket on the railway tracks near Bandra railway station in Mumbai December 12, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>A man runs to catch a train at Dadar Railway Station in Mumbai November 3, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar</p>

A man runs to catch a train at Dadar Railway Station in Mumbai November 3, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A man runs to catch a train at Dadar Railway Station in Mumbai November 3, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>Commuters stand at the open doorways of a suburban train as they head toward their destination in Mumbai November 3, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar</p>

Commuters stand at the open doorways of a suburban train as they head toward their destination in Mumbai November 3, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Commuters stand at the open doorways of a suburban train as they head toward their destination in Mumbai November 3, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>A man sits on a wall near the tracks of Bandra Railway station in Mumbai December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar</p>

A man sits on a wall near the tracks of Bandra Railway station in Mumbai December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A man sits on a wall near the tracks of Bandra Railway station in Mumbai December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>A boy washes using a pipe that supplies water to trains at Old Delhi Railway Station in Delhi November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar</p>

A boy washes using a pipe that supplies water to trains at Old Delhi Railway Station in Delhi November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A boy washes using a pipe that supplies water to trains at Old Delhi Railway Station in Delhi November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>Boys play cricket along the tracks as a suburban train passes by, near Bandra railway station in Mumbai December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar</p>

Boys play cricket along the tracks as a suburban train passes by, near Bandra railway station in Mumbai December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Boys play cricket along the tracks as a suburban train passes by, near Bandra railway station in Mumbai December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>A train passes through slums in Mumbai December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar</p>

A train passes through slums in Mumbai December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A train passes through slums in Mumbai December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>People living in slums near the railway tracks use the water supply from its broken pipelines to wash clothes and take baths in Delhi November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar</p>

People living in slums near the railway tracks use the water supply from its broken pipelines to wash clothes and take baths in Delhi November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

People living in slums near the railway tracks use the water supply from its broken pipelines to wash clothes and take baths in Delhi November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>A train passes through slums in Mumbai December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar</p>

A train passes through slums in Mumbai December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A train passes through slums in Mumbai December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>Commuters stand by the open doors of a suburban train as it goes over a bridge in the outskirts of Mumbai November 3, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar</p>

Commuters stand by the open doors of a suburban train as it goes over a bridge in the outskirts of Mumbai November 3, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Commuters stand by the open doors of a suburban train as it goes over a bridge in the outskirts of Mumbai November 3, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>Commuters cross the tracks to reach the other side of the platform in Allahabad October 26, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar</p>

Commuters cross the tracks to reach the other side of the platform in Allahabad October 26, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Commuters cross the tracks to reach the other side of the platform in Allahabad October 26, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>A worker is pictured at the newly built railway track in Allahabad October 26, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar</p>

A worker is pictured at the newly built railway track in Allahabad October 26, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A worker is pictured at the newly built railway track in Allahabad October 26, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>Homemade alcohol containers hang from a train window as people hang from the doors and windows at Parsha Bazar railway station in Bihar October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar</p>

Homemade alcohol containers hang from a train window as people hang from the doors and windows at Parsha Bazar railway station in Bihar October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Homemade alcohol containers hang from a train window as people hang from the doors and windows at Parsha Bazar railway station in Bihar October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>A bicycle hangs from the window of a train at Parsha Bazar railway station in Bihar October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar</p>

A bicycle hangs from the window of a train at Parsha Bazar railway station in Bihar October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A bicycle hangs from the window of a train at Parsha Bazar railway station in Bihar October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>Empty milk containers hang from the window of a train in Uttar Pradesh November 10, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar</p>

Empty milk containers hang from the window of a train in Uttar Pradesh November 10, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Empty milk containers hang from the window of a train in Uttar Pradesh November 10, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>Commuters struggle to board a train at Noli railway station in Uttar Pradesh November 10, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar</p>

Commuters struggle to board a train at Noli railway station in Uttar Pradesh November 10, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Commuters struggle to board a train at Noli railway station in Uttar Pradesh November 10, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>Women drying clothes are reflected in the window of a train at a railway station in Uttar Pradesh October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar</p>

Women drying clothes are reflected in the window of a train at a railway station in Uttar Pradesh October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Women drying clothes are reflected in the window of a train at a railway station in Uttar Pradesh October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>Kanpur Central Railway Station is reflected on a ticket counter in Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh October 25, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar</p>

Kanpur Central Railway Station is reflected on a ticket counter in Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh October 25, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Kanpur Central Railway Station is reflected on a ticket counter in Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh October 25, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>A man looks at a notice board inside the information centre at Tundla Junction railway station in Uttar Pradesh October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar</p>

A man looks at a notice board inside the information centre at Tundla Junction railway station in Uttar Pradesh October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A man looks at a notice board inside the information centre at Tundla Junction railway station in Uttar Pradesh October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>A woman rests her child on the ticket counter as she buys a train ticket at Allahabad Railway Station October 26, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar</p>

A woman rests her child on the ticket counter as she buys a train ticket at Allahabad Railway Station October 26, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A woman rests her child on the ticket counter as she buys a train ticket at Allahabad Railway Station October 26, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>The hand of Jyoti Bhargav is pictured as she hands over tickets from the ticket counter of Tundla Junction Railway Station in Uttar Pradesh October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar</p>

The hand of Jyoti Bhargav is pictured as she hands over tickets from the ticket counter of Tundla Junction Railway Station in Uttar Pradesh October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

The hand of Jyoti Bhargav is pictured as she hands over tickets from the ticket counter of Tundla Junction Railway Station in Uttar Pradesh October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>A commuter walks past a board showing the train timetable at Allahabad Railway Station in Uttar Pradesh October 25, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar</p>

A commuter walks past a board showing the train timetable at Allahabad Railway Station in Uttar Pradesh October 25, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A commuter walks past a board showing the train timetable at Allahabad Railway Station in Uttar Pradesh October 25, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>Vendors carry food to sell inside a train at Agra Cantt Railway Station in Agra October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar</p>

Vendors carry food to sell inside a train at Agra Cantt Railway Station in Agra October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Vendors carry food to sell inside a train at Agra Cantt Railway Station in Agra October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>A woman brushes her teeth after her train stopped at Agra Cantt Railway Station in Agra October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar</p>

A woman brushes her teeth after her train stopped at Agra Cantt Railway Station in Agra October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A woman brushes her teeth after her train stopped at Agra Cantt Railway Station in Agra October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>A boy drinks tea in the early morning inside a train at Agra Cantt Railway Station in Agra October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar</p>

A boy drinks tea in the early morning inside a train at Agra Cantt Railway Station in Agra October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A boy drinks tea in the early morning inside a train at Agra Cantt Railway Station in Agra October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>Children travel on a train heading from Agra to Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar</p>

Children travel on a train heading from Agra to Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Children travel on a train heading from Agra to Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>Commuters travel in a train heading from Agra to Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar</p>

Commuters travel in a train heading from Agra to Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Commuters travel in a train heading from Agra to Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>A child sits on the floor of a train heading towards Allahabad from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh October 25, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar</p>

A child sits on the floor of a train heading towards Allahabad from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh October 25, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A child sits on the floor of a train heading towards Allahabad from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh October 25, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>A man watches a film on his laptop as the train heads toward Agra from Delhi October 23, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar</p>

A man watches a film on his laptop as the train heads toward Agra from Delhi October 23, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A man watches a film on his laptop as the train heads toward Agra from Delhi October 23, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>Commuters travel by suburban train as they head toward their destination in Mumbai November 2, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar</p>

Commuters travel by suburban train as they head toward their destination in Mumbai November 2, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Commuters travel by suburban train as they head toward their destination in Mumbai November 2, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>A man runs to catch a train at Church Gate Railway Station in Mumbai December 5, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating 9,000 passenger trains and transporting up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the railway budget on February 26, 2013 amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network's finances. Picture taken December 5, 2012.    REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

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A man runs to catch a train at Church Gate Railway Station in Mumbai December 5, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating...more

A man runs to catch a train at Church Gate Railway Station in Mumbai December 5, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating 9,000 passenger trains and transporting up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the railway budget on February 26, 2013 amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network's finances. Picture taken December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRANSPORT) ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 35 OF 42 FOR PACKAGE 'RIDING INDIA'S RAILWAYS' SEARCH 'NAVESH RAILWAYS' FOR ALL IMAGES

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<p>A porter combs his hair after taking a shower at the porter restrooms in Agra Cantt Railway Station October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar</p>

A porter combs his hair after taking a shower at the porter restrooms in Agra Cantt Railway Station October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A porter combs his hair after taking a shower at the porter restrooms in Agra Cantt Railway Station October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>Train driver Ts Unnikrishnan Nair, 60, who has been working for Indian Railways for 40 years, lies on a bed in the train drivers' rest area at Kalyan Railway Station in Mumbai December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar</p>

Train driver Ts Unnikrishnan Nair, 60, who has been working for Indian Railways for 40 years, lies on a bed in the train drivers' rest area at Kalyan Railway Station in Mumbai December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Train driver Ts Unnikrishnan Nair, 60, who has been working for Indian Railways for 40 years, lies on a bed in the train drivers' rest area at Kalyan Railway Station in Mumbai December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>An employee works in the control room of Kalyan Railway Station in Mumbai December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar</p>

An employee works in the control room of Kalyan Railway Station in Mumbai December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

An employee works in the control room of Kalyan Railway Station in Mumbai December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>Train driver Ts Unnikrishnan Nair, 60, who has been working for Indian Railways for 40 years, undergoes a breathalyzer test, a standard procedure for all train drivers, before going to work at Kalyan Railway Station in Mumbai December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar</p>

Train driver Ts Unnikrishnan Nair, 60, who has been working for Indian Railways for 40 years, undergoes a breathalyzer test, a standard procedure for all train drivers, before going to work at Kalyan Railway Station in Mumbai December 8, 2012....more

Train driver Ts Unnikrishnan Nair, 60, who has been working for Indian Railways for 40 years, undergoes a breathalyzer test, a standard procedure for all train drivers, before going to work at Kalyan Railway Station in Mumbai December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>Train driver Ts Unnikrishnan Nair, 60, who has been working for Indian Railways for 40 years, is reflected in a speedometer as he drives his train from Kalyan Railway Station toward Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station in Mumbai December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar</p>

Train driver Ts Unnikrishnan Nair, 60, who has been working for Indian Railways for 40 years, is reflected in a speedometer as he drives his train from Kalyan Railway Station toward Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station in Mumbai December 8,...more

Train driver Ts Unnikrishnan Nair, 60, who has been working for Indian Railways for 40 years, is reflected in a speedometer as he drives his train from Kalyan Railway Station toward Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station in Mumbai December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>Train driver Ts Unnikrishnan Nair, 60, who has been working for Indian Railways for 40 years, drives his train from Kalyan Railway Station toward Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station in Mumbai December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar</p>

Train driver Ts Unnikrishnan Nair, 60, who has been working for Indian Railways for 40 years, drives his train from Kalyan Railway Station toward Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station in Mumbai December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar more

Train driver Ts Unnikrishnan Nair, 60, who has been working for Indian Railways for 40 years, drives his train from Kalyan Railway Station toward Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station in Mumbai December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>Train driver Ts Unnikrishnan Nair, 60, who has been working for Indian Railways for 40 years, drives his train from Kalyan Railway Station toward Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station in Mumbai December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar</p>

Train driver Ts Unnikrishnan Nair, 60, who has been working for Indian Railways for 40 years, drives his train from Kalyan Railway Station toward Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station in Mumbai December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar more

Train driver Ts Unnikrishnan Nair, 60, who has been working for Indian Railways for 40 years, drives his train from Kalyan Railway Station toward Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station in Mumbai December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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