Track maintainer rushes and waves Danger signal flag at the fast approaching train, averts mishap
Shri.R.Sarangam, Track Maintainer (Gang No.8), while performing duty on 14th October, 2018 between Ottivakkam and Chengalpattu in Villupuram – Chengalpattu section of Chennai Division noticed a rail fracture at 9.50 hrs. At the same time, train No.16106 Tiruchendur – Chennai Egmore Chendur Express was fast approaching the spot. Shri.R.Sarangam reacted quickly and rushed towards the speeding train waving the Hand Danger Signal flag as per procedure. His presence of mind and momentous decision to wave the danger signal flag averted a probable mishap as the train was stopped just before it approached the rail fracture spot. The duty conscious staff also informed the section engineers who restored the track in a time bound manner. Normal train services resumed in the section at 10.40 hrs.
Shri.R.K.Kulshrestha, General Manager, Southern Railway appreciated the presence of mind and alertness of the track maintainer . The General Manager lost no time in felicitating Shri.R.Sarangam for his exceptional service in ensuring safety precautions on time. Shri. R.Sarangam received an award of Rs.2000 and merit certificate from the General Manager.