Not all heroes wear capes, some just wear a uniform. A Railway Police Force (RPF) personnel has become the internet’s latest hero after he saved the life of a person. The incident happened after a passenger fell in the gap between the train and the platform at Vasco station in Goa. While the efforts of the personnel have been lauded on the internet, some netizens have also raised concerns regarding the need to implement some strict safety measures. Quite a few people also came heavily on the passenger, calling him out for his reckless behaviour.
In the CCTV footage shared by the Ministry of Railways, one can see the man running in order to board a moving train. In his attempt to do so, he apparently lost his grip and fell. In a matter of seconds, the Railway Police personnel sprang into action and timely pulled the passenger out. As per the official information, the man was trying to board the Vasco da Gama–Patna Superfast Express.
The ministry in their tweet has appreciated the RPF employee’s efforts but have also urged people to not risk their lives by attempting to board a moving train. In a part of their tweet, the Railways said, “Passengers are requested not to board/deboard a moving train. It may risk your life.”
Lauding the heroic act of KM Patil, the RPF staff, the department wrote, “Life-saving act by RPF personnel at Vasco station in SWR!”
Life saving act by RPF personnel at Vasco station in SWR!At Vasco station,a passenger tried to board the moving train 02741 Vasco-Patna express &slipped into the gap between Platform and train
Passengers are requested not to board/deboard a moving train. It may risk your life. pic.twitter.com/zkIva0rAkJ
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) March 11, 2021
Reacting to the post, a bunch of people shared examples of how different countries and organisations take measures to ensure such incidents don’t take place. A user also shared the example of Delhi Metro, writing how the Automatic Door Lock and Unlock system is helped in ensuring the safety of passengers.
Develop the system of Automatic Door Lock and Unlock like Metro IN every train to ensure the safety of the Passengers…The only way to stop such mishap!!— drkartik m (@kartikm4) March 11, 2021
Another user cited an example of a different country. He shared the photo of a railway platform and asked the ministry if such a thing is possible in India.
A different user urged the authorities to put a penalty on passengers who do such things. He tweeted, “Time and again Railways are putting up videos to warn passengers of the dangers of boarding a running train but nobody heeds. Such pax who do this must be penalized as a deterrent.”
Time & again Railways are putting up videos to warn passengers of the dangers of boarding a running train but nobody heeds. Such pax who do this must be penalized as a deterrent.— ASP (@AlkaPradhan13) March 11, 2021
One person who lauded Patil for his act mentioned the Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal in his tweet and requested him to award the RPF personnel.
Here is a look at some of the reactions by netizens who lauded the efforts of the Railway Police Personnel.
Brave RPF, thanks..— Biswajit Roy (@ballu_18) March 11, 2021
brave RPF officer— Chinmay salkar (@chinmay_salkar) March 11, 2021
Two RPF personnel saved a passenger from falling in the gap between the railway platform and the train at the Kalyan Railway station in Mumbai. The incident occurred on January 29, according to the information shared by RPF on its official Twitter handle.