Udupi: Alert track gangman averts possible train disaster, rewarded

Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (MS)

Udupi, May 27: Track gangman Pradeep Shetty averted a possible train disaster by detecting a joint slip on the railway track between Innanje and Padubidri at around 2:25 am on Sunday.

Pradeep, who spotted the slipping track joint with the help of a high-power torch, immediately reported the issue to the RME in Udupi. The RME promptly sent a track maintenance team to the spot, and the problem was rectified.

The repair work took three hours. Trains that were about to pass through this track were held up at Suratkal and Udupi railway stations. All trains passing through the Konkan Railway division on Sunday were delayed by three hours, according to Sudha Krishnamurthy, PRO of Konkan Railway, Mangaluru division.

CMD of Konkan Railway Santhosh Kumar Zha immediately announced a cash reward of Rs 25,000 for alert track gangman Pradeep Shetty. The cheque was handed over to Pradeep by senior engineer of the railway's Udupi section, Gopalakrishna, at the site. Pradeep was also honoured with a shawl and a flower bouquet. Section engineer of Udupi Mohan, station superintendent of Suratkal Raviraj, and other personnel were present.





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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Mon, May 27 2024

    Excellent presence of mind and dedicated his honest life to save public life. But next time some political parties will approach him.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Mon, May 27 2024

    under the rule of LOrd Siddaraya all are working honestly...otherwise usually these gangmans will be under nasha of thotte...

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Mon, May 27 2024

    Those who go after thotte are always under nasha. Sidda or Pedda don’t make any difference to such people. In this case it is a shining example of an individual’s dedication to his job. BTW railway employees work under the Ministry of Railways, Govt. of India.

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  • Hindustani, Manipal/Dubai

    Mon, May 27 2024

    Good Job Jai Sri Krishna Jai Hind

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  • Eulalia D'Souza, Bejai / Mangalore

    Mon, May 27 2024

    Great job by Pradeep Shetty. He has shown true commitment to his job by saving hundreds of lives. Railways recognizing him for his alertness is appreciable and this act also encourages employees to do a better job always.

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    Mon, May 27 2024

    Pradeep Shetty, by preventing an impending accident, saved the lives of thousands of people and raised the flag of humanity high.

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