Train halts inches away from woman walking on track

An alert motorman managed to save a woman's life by halting a Churchgate-bound fast train in the nick of time, just inches away from her.

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An alert motorman managed to save a woman’s life by halting a Churchgate-bound fast train in the nick of time, just inches away from her.

Western Railway (WR) administration is now planning to felicitate the motorman Santosh Kumar Gautamfor his quick thinking which averted an accident at Charni Road station. The incident which was captured by a few onlookers standing on the platform has since gone viral.

On December 6, a woman, possibly a rag picker, was walking along the tracks, unmindful of the train that was coming her way. Gautam, who was piloting a Churchgate-bound fast train at 12:10 am, saw her walking on the tracks soon after he left Grant Road railway station. The fast train had turned slow after reaching Mumbai Central and was to stop at the next three stations before Churchgate.

Recalling the incident, Gautam explained that after crossing Grant Road station, he reduced the speed of the train from 75 kmph to 70 kmph to have a better control of the train as it was moving over a cross over.

The next scheduled halt of the train was Charni Road station, which is when Gautam spotted a woman walking on the tracks towards him. Despite his repeated honking, the woman continued to walk in the direction of the approaching train. More info

By Mumbai Mirror  timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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