Bhubaneswar: It was a momentous achievement in the career of two loco pilots when they were honoured by East Coast Railway (ECoR) here on Wednesday for averting a possible train mishap.
ECoR General Manager Umesh Singh felicitated loco pilot B Jagadeesh and assistant loco pilot KV Krishna of Chhattisgarh’s Bacheli station with cash awards in acknowledgement of their alertness, sincerity and prompt action to prevent the mishap.
In a press release today, ECoR said while performing duties on July 30 in a goods train from Jagadalpur to Koraput, both the pilots observed some fish plates & coil spring kept on the track by miscreants at Khadapa Station Yard in Koraput District.
They instantaneously stopped the train and averted a possible major disaster and loss to railway property. Soon after they reported the matter, three fish plates and one coil spring were removed from the railway track for train operations.