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Loco pilots honoured for averting train mishap

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

Two loco pilots were honoured by East Coast Railway (ECoR) as a possible train mishap was averted due to their alertness and prompt action.

B Jagadeesh, loco-pilot and K V Krishna, assistant loco pilot of Bacheli Station in under Waltair Railway Division while performing duties on July 30, 2017 in a goods train from Jagadalpur to Koraput observed some fish plates & coil spring kept on the track by miscreants at Khadapa Station Yard in Koraput District of Odisha, ECoR said in a release today.

They immediately stopped the train and averted a possible major disaster and loss to railway property. Three fish plates and one coil spring were removed from the railway track for train operations after they reported the matter.

Due to the alertness, sincere, vigilant and prompt action of both the Loco-Pilots to avoid the possible mishap, General Manager, East Coast Railway Umesh Singh felicitated them with award, it added.

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First Published: Wed, August 09 2017. 19:32 IST