Northeast Frontier Railway rewards its brave crazy drivers, guards

GUWAHATI: The Northeast Border Railroad rewards its brave drivers and crazy guards who risked their lives to safely transport hundreds of passengers amid the violent protests against the CAA in the state last month.

The NF Railway CPRO, Subhanan Chanda, stated, crazy driver RK Burnwal and senior assistant driver Rishikesh Meena and property guard KB KB Singh of Lumding were hired on December 12 and to work as advanced advanced pilots for passenger specials from Up from Guwahati to Lumding. They performed their duties with caution and security despite the bad law and the problem of order in the area due to public turmoil, declared the CPRO.

Similarly, driver Putul Gogoi, assistant driver JSP Yadav and senior merchandise guard Rupak Kumar de Mariani were hired on December 14 to work on the Brahmaputra Mail train via - Moranhat as the first train that left Dibrugarh after weeks of suspension of the train service. They performed their duties with caution and security despite the bad law and the problem of order in the area due to public turmoil, added the CPRO.

In total, 14 railway employees from various divisions of NF Railway, who showed exceptional devotion and alertness, while performing their duties during November and December, were awarded during a function held on December 31. In recognition of their meritorious service, each of them was awarded a cash prize of Rs 3,000 along with a certificate issued by the General Manager, NF Railway.

Among them is the doorman Gita Devi, who noticed that smoke was coming from a North East Express coach while doing homework on November 18, 2019. The train was controlled at Salmari station and rectified defects. Due to his alertness, a possible accident was avoided.

Technician (New Jalpaiguri) Ashok Hari, while examining the train on November 20, 2019, detected a coach's broken coil spring at Barmer - Guwahati Express. The coach immediately separated from the train and, due to his alertness, a possible accident was avoided.

On the other hand, Ashok Kumar Murmu and Abhishek Kumar while working for Siliguri - Dhubri DEMU on November 11, 2019 noticed an elephant on the train track between Chalsa and Naksalbari station. They stopped the train by applying the emergency brake near the elephant. Due to his alertness, the life of an elephant was saved and a possible accident was avoided.

Senior coach (New Bongaigaon), Vincent Gayari, while conducting the coach's exam on November 1, 2019, detected a broken coil spring on a Saraighat Express coach. The broken coil was rectified and the train became suitable for operation. Due to his alertness and sincerity, a possible accident was avoided.

Janmijay Nath track maintainer while performing night patrol duties on November 28, 2019 between Mirza and Chaygaon detected a fracture in the welding rail. He immediately protected the track. The track was repaired emergently and the city of Silghat - Dhubri passed with restricted speed. Due to his alertness, a possible accident was avoided.

Sapan Jyoti Baishya, while working as Keyman on November 25, 2019, detected a welding failure between Bamunigaon and Boko when Saraighat Express approached that site. He immediately protected the track. The train stopped and passed after repairing with restricted speed. Due to his alertness, a possible accident was avoided.

Dipankar Sarkar was conducting patrolling on November 7, 2019 and detected a railway fracture between Amjonga and Dudhnoi station as he approached Kamakhya - Rajendra Nagar Terminal Capital Express. He immediately stopped the train showing a red signal with his hand and thus avoided a possible accident.

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