On Sunday, an elderly person entering Kalyan station was rescued in no time by alert locomotive driver SK Pradhan and assistant locomotive driver Ravi Shankar of the Mumbai-Varanasi special train.
Hari Shankar Prasad, 65, fell on the track and got stuck under the cattle protection of the engine. Pradhan and Shankar applied emergency brakes and saved his life.
The incident took place at 12:53 p.m. as the train was heading to Varanasi from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT). According to Central Railway (CR), the Permanent Chief Track Inspector (CPWI) on duty alerted the locomotive pilot.
“During my shift, I took care of the preparation of the rail replacement works for platform 5 at the Karjat end of Kalyan station. The train was on platform # 4 and the elderly person was on platform # 3 and trespassing. As soon as I realized it, I screamed and alerted the locomotive pilot. The emergency brake was applied, however, the intruder fell and got stuck in the custody of the cattle, ”said Santosh Kumar, CPWI. He added: “When I got to the cattle keeper, I thought he wouldn’t survive. Yet he was alive. We were a team of seven who managed to get him out. He suffered minor injuries. ”
CR Public Relations Director Shivaji Sutar said: “Following the incident, CR Managing Director Alok Kansal announced the award of ₹2,000 each to the locomotive driver and assistant locomotive driver.