SWR’s RPF Team averts Train Mishap while on track-patrol duty, mishap averted

BANGALORE: During track patrol duty to prevent theft of passenger belonging offences on 19.09.2017, Shri R.S. Sundo, constable of Railway Protection Special Force; Shri Chandramani, constable of Railway Protection Special Force and Shri Thirumalesha, Head Constable of Bengaluru Cantonment, noticed Rail fracture near Bengaluru Cantonment Railway Station at about 08:50 hrs. at KM 352/400-500 between Bengaluru Cantonment and KSR Bengaluru.  Immediately, the information was disseminated to all concerned officials for taking necessary action.

Inspector of Railway Protection Force, Bengaluru Cantonment along with Senior Section Engineer, Permanent Way and Station Master of Bengaluru Cantonment rushed to the spot.

In the meantime T.No.56507, Marikuppam-KSR Bengaluru Passenger had arrived at Bengaluru Cantonment station. The train was detained at Bengaluru Cantonment for 36 minutes and departed from the station at 09:26 hours after restoration/clearance from the Engineering Department.

The timely action taken by the RPF patrolling party averted a mishap. A.K.Gupta, General Manager of South Western Railway announced Rs.5000/- cash award to these RPF staff for their commendable work.