Motorman applies brakes, saves life of person lying on tracks

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Mumbai, May 30 (PTI) A Central Railway motorman applied emergency brakes and brought his suburban train to a halt some metres before a person lying on the tracks on the harbour line here, an official said.

PK Ratnakar, who was piloting a CSMT-Panvel train, saw a person lying on the tracks between Tilak Nagar and Chembur stations on Saturday afternoon, he said.

'He stopped the train some 10-12 metres before this person, who was then safely taken away from the tracks.

Ratnakar's timely intervention saved a life. He will be suitably rewarded for this,' the CR official informed. PTI ZA BNM BNM