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Alert station master of Padil averts major train mishap

Alert station master of Padil averts major train mishap

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Dec 22, 2015: An incident wherein the  presence of mind by a station master  of the Padil station  averted a major tragedy  has come to light of late. The incident had taken place on December 20, Sunday evening.

major train.jThe alert station manager  had managed to stop the  City Junction-Mumbai CST super fast train and New Delhi (Nizamuddin) Tiruvanathapuram super fast  train which were moving on the same track in opposite direction thus averting  a collision.

If the Mumbai CST Super Fast train had left the Mangaluru Junction Station coming under Southern Railways, the other train had left Thokur station coming under Konkan Railway. In fact the Padil station  itself had given line clearance to the CST Super Fast train. But  the work of attaching six more compartments was then not complete. But even after that the train  had faced some technical snag.

Meanwhile, the train which arrived from Nizamuddin had sought signal following which the authorities cancelled the line clear signal of CST Train.  As the Nizamuddin super fast train moved  from Thokur,  Padil officials   somehow could not pass the message to the CST train that the clearance has been cancelled.

As the train had already moved ahead, the Padil station master, using his presence of mind, contacted  the engine drivers of both the trains over Walkie Talkie and managed to stop the trains.

The incident resulted in disruption of rail traffic for nearly one and a half hours.

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Navita Pinto, Mangalore Tue, December-22-2015, 10:54

The station Master needs to be awarded because he has saved the people from the huge disaster been taking place . Hat Off Sir.

Kavitha Avinash, bangalore Tue, December-22-2015, 1:14

Of course he is to be named "The alert and a life saver Master". The Railway should be ashamed of this carelessness. The responsible duty of station master saves life of thousands.Thank You Sir.

Sannidhya, Madgaon Tue, December-22-2015, 1:09

Hats Off To the Station Master. Because of his presence of mind save the life of so may passengers . If the incident had occurred the result would be unpredictable .

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