Maharashtra: Alert gateman averted mishap; awarded with cash, certificate

Published: Jul 16, 2019, 08:26 IST | mid-day online desk

General Manager of Central and Western Railway, AK Gupta awarded the gateman with a cash award of Rs 5000

Maharashtra: Alert gateman averted mishap; awarded with cash, certificate
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A major train accident was averted due to the alertness of a gateman Sudeshwar Prasad Gupta on July 14.

As per the statement released by the Central Railway on Monday, "Gupta while working at Gate No. 136 (Engineering Gate) between Maheji and Pardhade at kms 383/26 on Pachora - Jalgaon section of Bhusaval Division observed hot axle in one wagon of a goods train on July 14 and exhibited red flag and alerted Guard of the train who immediately stopped it."

Hence, the timely detection of a hot axle by an alert gateman averted a possible major accident.

For his commendable work, General Manager of Central and Western Railway, AK Gupta awarded the gateman with a cash award of Rs 5000 and an appreciation certificate.

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Edited by mid-day online desk with inputs from Agencies

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