Feb 4, 2017

Major Railway accident averted! Gang-man runs 450 meters to stop passenger train from running through cracked track



Primarily confused after noticing the crack on the track, gang-man Arjun Meena ran 450 meters to alert the driver, thereby averting another major railway accident in the country. (Reuters)


Averting another major Railway accident in the country, a railway gang-man ran about 450 meters to stop a train after he noticed a 25 mm crack on the Ratlam-Ajmer railway track near Manan Kheda. According to a report by Naidunia, the railway gang-man, identified as Arjun Meena managed to stop the Ratlam-Jamuna Bridge passenger train 50 meters away from the crack.
Reportedly, the passenger train, which departed from the Dhodhar station on Wednesday, was delayed by 20 minutes, when emergency plates were placed on the railway track. The train then departed for Mandsaur. Primarily confused after noticing the crack on the track, gang-man Arjun Meena ran 450 meters to alert the driver, thereby averting another major railway accident in the country.

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Days back, in a major incidence of Railway accident in the country, fourteen coaches of the Patna-Indore Express was derailed in Pukharayan town, 60 km from Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur. The railway mishap, took place around 3 AM in the morning, claimed the lives of at least 150, leaving behind several more with serious injuries.

Days after the Kanpur train derailment, another major railway accident in the country, has been averted in Maharashtra, on January 26, as timely action by the driver near Divya Railway station has stopped the Jan Shatabdi Express from going over a disrepair railway track. The Madgaon-bound Janshatabdi Express, carrying 700 passengers was delayed by fifteen minutes because of the stoppage. Central railway authorities suspect that it is a case of sabotage. General Manager D.K Sharma confirmed such a possibility and said a probe has been ordered. Loco pilots applied emergency brakes in the nick of time. - Financial Express