<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Video shot by a commuter showing how an alert motorman saved a woman’s life by applying brakes in time at the suburban Charni Road station in South Mumbai has gone viral on social media. Thanks to the 46-second video, the incident which took place nearly two months ago — on December 6 — has come to light, and the Western Railway officials are considering rewarding the motorman Santosh Kumar Gautam. The Churchgate-bound fast local train driven by Gautam, which was approaching the station at the speed of around 70-kmph, halted in the nick of time, just inches from the woman who was walking on the tracks unmindful of the coming train, said a senior Western Railway official. “We have recorded the motorman’s statement and we would like to felicitate him for his presence of mind,” said the official. In the video, shot post-midnight (12.10 am), the unidentified woman, in her fifties, is seen walking along the tracks, oblivious that a train was approaching on the same tracks. Motorman sounded horn, but she did not hear and continued walking. Brakes were applied and the train came to a halt barely inches from her. “When the train stopped, people on the platform helped pull her up to the platform,” said the official.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)


Motorman saves life by braking in time; video goes viral