Kolkata: A major train accident was averted on saturday following the timely alert provided by some locals who spotted a crack in the railway track that passed through Jadavpur Railway stations in Kolkata.
According to residents in the area, who were passing by the railway track during the early hours of Saturday noticed the crack. They immediately alerted a railway lineman who informed the railway authorities and halted Diamond harbar local Train, which usually passed by the location around 8.15 a.m.
Railway maintenance personnel rushed to the spot and carried out emergency repair works. The train, which was delayed by nearly an hour, was instructed to travel at a speed of 10 km per hour while crossing the damaged portion of the track.