Trackman Prevents Accident On Konkan Route By Reporting Railroad Track Defect On Time

Because of the alertness of track maintenance, a deadly disaster on the Konkan Railway line near Udupi has been averted. Pradeep Shetty, a trackman, promptly reported the issue with the railway track between Innanje and Padubidri. At 2:25 a.m. on Sunday, Pradeep Shetty found a track weld breakdown between Innanje and Padubidri while on patrol. In order to avert a potential train accident, he promptly notified Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL) about the flaw. On the spot in the afternoon, KRCL’s Chairman and Managing Director commended Pradeep Shetty for his actions and gave him a cheque for Rs 25,000.

By 5:58 am, the track’s problem had been resolved, and trains operating on it were granted a track fit certificate with a 20 kmph speed limit. The Mumbai LTT-Thiruvananthapuram Central Netravati Express, train number 16345, was supposed to leave Udupi at three in the morning. Because of the track’s construction, it was delayed. Similarly, on Sunday, May 26, at about 4 am, the KSR Bengaluru-Karwar Panchaganga Express, Train Number 16595, was scheduled to go through the impacted section. It was delayed as well.

Konkan Railway posted on X (previously known as Twitter) that “KRCL Track Man Shri Pradeep Shetty’s vigilance averted disaster by detecting a track weld failure between Innanje and Padubidri on May 26.” They also included a picture of him accepting the bouquet and the Rs. 25,000 cash prize.

According to Udyavani’s report, Vishal Shenoy, a passenger aboard the Panchaganga Express headed for Karwar, said that the train was held at Nandikur Station. It is located around nine kilometers to the south of Padubidri. A rail maintenance vehicle (RMV) for track rehabilitation work is apparently traveling towards Padubidri, as reported by Vishal Shenoy. At Innaje, the Central Netravati Express was also delayed.

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