Mumbai: A senior citizen’s life was saved while crossing the tracks at Kalyan railway station when the drivers of the Mumbai-Varanasi train applied the emergency brake in time after being warned by a railway official. Central Railway gave this information.
The train started running at around 12:45 pm at platform number 4 of Kalyan railway station in Thane district of Maharashtra when the incident took place. In a statement issued by the Central Railway, it was said that Hari Shankar was crossing the railway track at that time and he fell and got trapped under the train.
Alert Loco Pilots of Mumbai-Varanasi train (02193) emergency brakes applied immediately after starting the train from Kalyan station & saved the life of a senior citizen who was crossing tracks.
Please do not cross tracks in an unauthorized manner. It can be fatal. pic.twitter.com/hHCtn9bVIu
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) July 18, 2021
Chief Permanent Way Inspector Santosh Kumar, loco pilot SK Pradhan and assistant loco pilot Ravi Shankar G. Screamed and warned. Both the train drivers immediately applied the emergency brake and pulled the old man out from under the train.
After the incident, the Central Railway issued an advisory urging people not to cross the railway track and warned it could be fatal. Central Railway General Manager Alok Kansal announced a reward of Rs 2,000 each to both the train drivers and the Chief Permanent Way Inspector.
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