• Download mobile app
18 Oct 2019, Edition - 1557, Friday

Trending Now

  • Justice Bobde will succeed CJI Gogoi and would take oath as 47th CJI on November 18.
  • SC orders transfer of NRC state coordinator Prateek Hajela to Madhya Pradesh
  • Pakistan likely to remain on FATF’s grey list till February 2020; decision to be announced today.

Coimbatore

Railway staff rewarded for averting major fire

Covai Post Network

Coimbatore : A traffic staff in Samalpatti in Salem railway division was on Monday rewarded for timely detection at a hot axle in a freight train and thus averting a major fire.

S Asokan, a points man, informed the station superindent of Samalpatti about the brake binding in the freight train passing through Samalpatti, carrying coal to Mettur dam on May 26,

The train on reaching the next station Dasampatti was checked by guard and the loco pilot. They detached the 13th wagon found to have the hot axle whose friction could lead to fire.

Appreciating the timely efforts of the points man who saved railway assets, Divisional Railway Manager U Subba Rao handed over a reward of Rs 1,000 along with a certificate of appreciation.

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

COIMBATORE WEATHER