Saswat Singhdeo

Bhubaneswar: A train mishap was averted at the level crossing near VSS Nagar in Bhubaneswar today, thanks to quick response of the gateman.

According to sources, at around 12:50 PM, when Bhubaneswar-Anand Vihar Superfast Express was approaching the level crossing, a herd of buffaloes, school children and many local residents were crossing the railway track.

But in no time, gateman A K Tripathy put up a red signal on the track and subsequently the train was stopped by the loco pilot just before the level crossing.

Later, Tripathy was applauded by Railway authorities for his quick response which saved many lives.

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