According to Railway officials, a portion of the track was removed by unidentified persons last night in a bid to cause derailment.
"(A joint of the rail track) near Dharewara on the Ahmedabad-Patan section was tampered with by some unidentified miscreants during night time to cause derailment," a Western Railway PRO said.
A piece of the track was found cut and some elastic rail clips that are used to fix tracks were also found removed, the official said.
The speed of trains plying on the section was reduced as a precautionary measure, he said.
The patrolman will be awarded for showing alertness, he said.
The Railway Police are investigating the incident.
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