Alert Railway Staff avert major train mishap: Rajdhani Express escapes train fire

Smoke seen in New Delhi-Ahmedabad Rajdhani Express, major mishap averted

Sojat Road सोजत रोड (SOD):  An alert railway staff on Sunday averted what would have been a major mishap by stopping the New Delhi-Ahmedabad Rajdhani train near Sojat Road station and putting out the smoke coming out of an SLR coach.

A pointman at Sojat Road station, which falls along Ajmer-Marwar Junction route, observed the smoke emerging from the SLR coach of the New Delhi-Ahmedabad Swaran Jayanti Rajdhani Express train at around 4 am, and informed the station master who immediately contacted the train guard who stopped the train in between Sojat-road and Bhaisna where the crew members put out the smoke, chief PRO and DGM of NWR Tarun Jain said.

The train was stopped between Sojat-road and Bhaisna railway station, and the affected SLR coach was removed at Bhaisna railway station, Jain said.

NWR General Manager, R C Agarwal announced awards for the railway employees who averted the mishap, he said.

In another incident, the engine of Marudhar train (Jodhpur-Delhi) developed a technical snag in between Bandikui and Dausa railway station early on Sunday, an RPF inspector said.

The train was halted till the new engine was shuttled with it, he said, adding the train was halted for about half hour.