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Railway trackman awarded for helping avert accident

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A trackman of the Division of Western Railway was felicitated by Chairman Lohani today for helping to avert an accident, a statement from the railways said today.

Balwant, while returning to headquarters after the day's work on July 1, noticed that a ballast retainer of a bridge had collapsed in Thandla- in Division and alerted senior officials.

"To boost his morale and as a token of appreciation, he has been awarded with commendation certificate and cash award of Rs 5,000. He and his family are given first AC and AC accommodation at New Delhi," the statement said.

His presence of mind in immediately protecting the track and informing his superior engineers helped officials take necessary steps in restoring the bridge on priority basis.

This comes days after a bridge in collapsed injuring five people.

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First Published: Thu, July 05 2018. 18:40 IST