Mumbai: Local train motorman stops train to save dog on tracks
September 05, 2017  14:53
Time and Tide - and the Mumbai suburban trains -- wait for none, but today was an exception. An alert motorman of a 'local' train (as suburban trains are known in Mumbai) did stop a train to save a dog which was about to get run over.

The incident happened at the crowded Churchgate station of the Western Railway here this afternoon. A local train had barely pulled into the station when the motorman saw a dog on the tracks. He stopped the train and blew the horn but the dog did not budge.

The incessant blowing of the horn attracted commuters, including a PTI correspondent, from other platforms but did not seem to have an effect on the dog who stood on the tracks, facing the train. It was left to a good Samaritan, who was waiting for this train, to get down on to the tracks and lift the dog to safety amid the applause of the onlookers.

There was a rush to laud the rescuer and also the motorman for saving the dog's life. The motorman, P C Meena, told PTI that it was all in a day's work for him. Told that he had done a wonderful thing, the railway employee merely shrugged, saying "it is nothing."

Relieved that the drama had ended on a happy note for the dog, the passengers jumped into the train, the 1.43 pm Churchgate-Virar fast local.
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