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Coronavirus: Why India's busiest rail network is being shut down

The BBC quoted UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor Dr. Timothy Brewer about transmission issues in public transportation. BBC quoted. 

Sunday, March 22, 2020

One of the world's busiest urban rail systems will be shut down for ordinary commuters from Monday morning to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection in Mumbai, one of India's most populous cities. Only government workers in "essential services" will be allowed to travel on a truncated service.

This was waiting to happen.

Consider this. Eight million people take Mumbai's crowded suburban train network every day. Packed to nearly three times its capacity, this is one of the busiest railway systems in the world.