Alert engine driver averts tragedy

The passengers, especially daily commuters, travelling by Chamundi Express towards Bangalore, on Monday, were affected as the train was halted for more than half-an-hour at Nidaghatta, near Maddur, as a breach was observed on the railway track.

It is said that the train that left Mysore for Bangalore on scheduled experienced a rattling sound when it approached Nidaghatta around 9 am.

The alert engine driver, who observed the sound, immediately stopped the train. He later, got down from the train and checked the track only to find a two inch wide crack.

Repaired

He immediately contacted senior officials and lodged a complaint. The workmen, who were involved in the works related to laying of double railway track in Maddur were summoned, and the railway line was repaired.

Hence, there was a delay of 45 minutes for the Chamundi Express to reach Bangalore. The passengers greeted the alert engine driver, who averted a major tragedy and saved hundreds of lives.

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