Bus Passengers Escape Narrowly at Rly Crossing

Published: 23rd April 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd April 2015 06:00 AM   |  A+A-

SRIKAKULAM: Over 45 passengers travelling by a bus had a miraculous escape when the vehicle tried to cross a manned level-crossing near Pathapatnam Wednesday evening on seeing the gates open, but the alert bus driver immediately rode it back after noticing an approaching passenger train. According to sources, the guards near the railway crossing did not close the gates even when the passenger train was approaching. On seeing the gates open, the RTC bus, heading from Tekkali to Pathapatnam, tried to cross the railway track. But then, up on noticing that the train was so close, the alert driver immediately drove the bus back, even as a few commuters jumped out of it.

The passengers had a heated argument with the railway staff for their negligence. Meanwhile, the police intervened and convinced the people that the issue would be brought to the notice of the railway authorities and necessary action would be taken. It is learnt that the railway guards at the level-crossing were not given any walkie-talkie or other devices to communicate and they had been closing the railway gates only by watching for approaching trains.

Stay up to date on all the latest Andhra Pradesh news with The New Indian Express App. Download now


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp