Coimbatore, Oct 8 (PTI) Two engine drivers who averted a possible mishap recently after they stopped an express train following a heavy jerk caused by a rail fracture were Monday honoured by the Railways. Also Read - Woman Dumps 7-month-old Female Foetus in Toilet of Coimbatore Hospital, Flees Scene; Police Probe on

Loco Pilot E V Mony Kandan and Assistant Loco Pilot S Naga Lingeswaran, both hailing from the city, were operating the Coimbatore-Mannargudi Chemmozhi Express on September 20 when they experienced a heavy jerk at around 2.50 am between Erode and Chavadipalayam stations. Also Read - Coimbatore After Hyderabad, Class XI Student Gang-Raped by Six on Her Birthday

They immediately stopped the train and reported the matter to railway officials who rushed to the spot and noticed the rail fracture and rectified it, a release from Salem Railway Division said. Also Read - Another Shocker, This Time From Tamil Nadu: Minor Girl, Out To Celebrate Birthday, Gangraped By 6 Men

Appreciating their alertness and presence of mind, Southern Railway General Manager R K Kulshreshtha presented a reward of Rs.2,000 each along with merit certificates to the two loco pilots.

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