Ashwani Lohani, Chairman, Railway Board felicitated Balwant, Trackman, Ratlam Division, Western Railway in Rail Bhavan today. Balwant averted a serious accident by noticing the collapsed ballast retainer of the bridge in Thandla- Bajranggarh station in Ratlam Division. To boost his morale & as a token of appreciation, he has been awarded with commendation certificate & cash award of Rs 5000.
On 1st July, 2018 at about 19 hrs, Balwant trackman was returning back to his HQ after finishing days work. He noticed that ballast retainer of Bridge no.178 (18.3mtr span) between Thandla and Bajrang Garh stations has collapsed. He immediately protected the track and informed his superior, Senior Section Engineer/Pathway. Necessary steps were taken for restoring the bridge on priority basis. Thus, due to the alertness and promptness shown by Balwant a serious accident was averted.