BENGALURU: At least 500 passengers on board the Marikuppam-KSR Bengaluru Passenger train escaped a major mishap on Tuesday, thanks to the alert Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel at Bengaluru Cantonment railway station.
According to an official release from South Western Railway, the police personnel were patrolling the tracks near the station on Tuesday morning, a routine exercise undertaken to deter any theft of passenger belongings. At 8.50am, the group noticed a rail fracture on the tracks between Cantonment station and KSR Bengaluru. They immediately conveyed this to senior officials who rushed to the spot.
Around the same time, the eight-coach Marikuppam-KSR Bengaluru Passenger had arrived at Cantonment station. “The train was detained at Cantonment for 36 minutes and departed from the station at 9.26am after clearance from the engineering department,”he said.A sum of `5,000 has been announced for each of the three cops by A K Gupta, General Manager, South Western Railway.