Amar Dewri acted swiftly after noticing a big rail fracture between Sonuabari and Dharamtul stations. The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) on Tuesday awarded a farmer for stopping a goods train before it could move over a fractured track. “He helped avert a probable accident,” Mr. Sharma said. Mr. Dewri’s alertness earned him Rs 5,000 and a certificate from NFR Additional General Manager Lokesh Narayan.
Amar Dewri had on 7th December last year noticed a big rail fracture while crossing the track between Sonuabari and Dharamtul stations, about 85 km east of Guwahati. The 50-year-old farmer waited on the arterial track — the lifeline for eastern Assam, Nagaland and southern Arunachal Pradesh — for trains from either side. He rushed towards the first, a goods train, he saw approaching. “He kept flailing his arms. The locomotive pilots noticed him and applied emergency brakes and managed to stop the train a few metres from the cracked line,” said NFR spokesperson Pranav Jyoti Sharma.
Source: The Hindu