On Thursday, at Cuttack railway station, a lady passenger had fallen from running Puduchery-Howrah Express at Cuttack Railway Station, at around 4 pm. She was lifted and pushed back to the train by an alert railway official.
The middle-aged woman was trying to get off a running train when she fell down and was caught between the platform and the locomotive. She managed to hold on to the hand-rails but her feet were dragging against the platform, till a railway staff came to her rescue, pushing her back inside the coach.
Senior Section Engineer/Signal & Telecom/Cuttack, Shri T R Barik showcased bravery and dived to save her. As per official sources, General Manager East Coast Railway has sanctioned a cash award to T R Barik for exemplary presence of mind and passenger safety consciousness.
Here is the video of the incident:
ECoRly sources said the passenger was trying to get off the train as it had slowed down at the station. The train does not have a scheduled stoppage at Cuttack, but the passenger seemed unaware of it.