On May 6 at 16.56 hrs, D L Bramhe, Loco Pilot, Nagpur noticed smoke in Loco of Train no. 12810 Howrah – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus between Talni – Dhamangaon at Kms 715/13. Shri D. L. Bramhe, Loco Pilot, immediately applied emergency brakes and used the fire extinguisher to put off the fire, thereby saving a potential disaster of major scale and saving many lives.
During the process, S K Vishwakarma as per normal protocol was inspecting the loco and in the process he accidentally fell down from train and was rushed to hospital by Ambulance immediately but lost his life while saving lives of hundreds of passengers of the train and averted a major disaster. The train left for onward journey towards Mumbai with change in locomotive with no casualty or injury to any passengers. The exemplary attitude, presence of mind & dedication and devotion to duty of every railwaymen time and again sets an example for other colleagues.
An inquiry at the highest level of Commissioner of Rail Safety (Central Circle) has been ordered in this case.
A condolence prayer was held at Nagpur and every other Division of Central Railway on unfortunate demise of Assistant Loco Pilot, Nagpur SK Vishwakarma.
“We salute the spirit of every such Railwaymen for time and again proving this point, all for the cause of safety and secure transportation of our passengers. Indian Railways is truly called the Lifeline of the Nation,” Sunil Udasi, Central Railway spokesman said.