Cash awards to 5 who prevented major rail mishap
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Last Updated: Monday, June 14, 2010, 22:49
Chennai: Southern Railway today gave away cash awards to five staff members who prevented a major rail mishap and stopped an express train on time after noticing a gap in the tracks near Villupuram on June 12.

Southern Railway General Manager Deepak Krishan gave away Rs 5000 to five staff members in recognition of their alertness, timely action and presence of mind in stopping the Rockfort Express before the portion where the track was damaged, avoiding a major mishap," a Southern Railway release here said.

Those who received the award include T Rajasekaran, guard of Chennai Egmore Express, B Gopinath Rao, loco pilot and D Rajkumar, Assistant Loco Pilot of Rockfort Express, Mudiyambakkam, Station Master A Thurkkaram, Assistant Station Master B Mandi and S A Dhyanidhi, Section Controller, Chennai Egmore-Villupuram section, the release added.


First Published: Monday, June 14, 2010, 22:49

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