A major train accident was averted due to the use of breaks by loco pilot of the Rajdhani Express in Bokaro on June 6,2023 evening
When a tractor got stuck between the railway track and its gate, a sense of fear gripped onlookers.
In fact, a major train accident was averted. This incident took place on Tuesday evening in Bokaro district of Jharkhand where the New Delhi-Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express was passing through a crossing near Bhojudih station.
The incident occurred at the Santhaldih railway crossing where a tractor had crashed the railway gate near Bhojudih station, around the same time when New Delhi-Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express was passing from there.
Fortunately,no untoward incident took place,especially because the driver of the train reportedly applied the brakes and the train stopped, averting any major train accident.
Of course,this resulted in a delay of 45 minutes in the train's schedule. "A tractor crashed the railway gate when it was closing at the Santhaldih railway crossing of the Bhojudih station in Bokaro district. However, the driver of the train applied the brakes and the train stopped, averting any major accident," Manish Kumar, DRM, Adra Division, South Eastern Railway, a report quotes him telling the PTI.Had the train driver not slammed brake, it could have been a major train mishap, similar to the Odisha Train Accident in the Balasore, where 288 passengers were killed. Kumar said the incident occurred around 5 pm and the train was delayed by about 45 minutes,reports