Thiruvananthapuram | The Southern Railway today gave a cash award to a woman gate keeper whose presence of mind and timely action averted a major possible level-crossing accident.
A railway release said here gate keeper N Latha received the cash award from Divisional Manager Sunil Bajpai at a function held here. The release said a school bus carrying about 50 students dashed against the railway level Crossing Gate No seven between Neyyattinkara-Nemon Section damaging the gate leaf and held up the track, infringing train movement.
This incident happened immediately after the gate was closed for the passage of a passenger train from Neyyattinkara. Ms Latha who was the Gate Keeper on duty immediately arranged to prevent any accident and also informed the matter to Station Master/Neyyattinkara, who in turn informed Loco Pilot to stop the train.
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