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WATCH: Mumbai ticket-checker saves man about to fall in CR platform gap

The CCTV footage shows Kumar catching hold of the man and dragging him to the platform, after which both of them fall to the ground.

mumbai Updated: Sep 07, 2017 19:32 IST
Aroosa Ahmed
Aroosa Ahmed
Hindustan Times
Mumbai,central railway,ticket-checker
The CCTV footage, obtained from the CR, shows a man trying to board moving Sultanpur-LTT train at platform number. Unable to hold the pole, the man starts to slip and is about to fall in the gap between the platform and train.(CR)

Presence of mind of Chanchal Kumar, ticket-checker with the central railways, saved the life of a man who was about to fall in the platform gap at Kalyan station in Mumbai. WATCH

The CCTV footage, obtained from the CR, shows a man trying to board moving Sultanpur-LTT train at platform number five. Unable to hold the pole, the man starts to slip and is about to fall in the gap between the platform and train. “It was due to his quick response that the man was saved. We will felicitate the TC for his brave effort,” said, Ravinder Goyal, divisional railway manager, Central Railway.

On seeing this, Kumar catches hold of him and drags him to the platform, after which both of them fall to the ground. A passenger, too, is seen trying to help the man.

On an average, 10 people die daily due to overcrowding in the city’s suburban railway network.

“The man was not able to hold the bar despite trying to run and catch it. He was nearly hanging at the door and was about to slip into the gap. Quick action by Kumar saved the commuter’s life,” said a CR official.

First Published: Sep 07, 2017 11:07 IST