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Railway pointsman awarded for bravery after rescuing child's life

The daring rescue was tweeted by Piyush Goyal, who said that Shelke has done an exceptionally courageous act

Infrastructure, railways, tracks, disinvestment, privatisation

The incident happened at around 5 pm on Saturday, April 17

Twesh Mishra New Delhi,
Mayur Shelke, a pointsman at the Vangani railway station near Mumbai, has become an overnight sensation after his daring rescue of a child’s life. 

Shelke was complimented by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal for his bravery. The Asian Institute of Transport Development has also announced an award of Rs 50,000 for him.  

The incident happened at around 5 pm on Saturday, April 17. According to the CCTV camera footage, a child, accompanied by a visually challenged lady, was seen walking on the railway platform. 

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First Published: Apr 20 2021 | 12:13 AM IST

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