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Madurai Loco Pilot's Quick Response Saves Over 1500 Lives, Awarded With Badge Of Honour

He will be receiving the Anna Gallantry Award from Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami during the Republic Day function in Chennai.

Madurai Loco Pilot's Quick Response Saves Over 1500 Lives, Awarded With Badge Of Honour
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Madurai Loco Pilot's Quick Response Saves Over 1500 Lives, Awarded With Badge Of Honour
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2021-01-27T08:07:02+05:30

Meet J Suresh, the loco pilot from Madhurai who saved over 1,500 people with his alertness in spotting the pieces of rock – On November 18, 2020, the Vaigai Express had a near-death experience. It was approaching the Kodaikanal Road when the accident almost took place. He pulled the trail brakes causing the train to stop and a tragedy was avoided. 

As per a report in The New Indian Express, he will be receiving the Anna Gallantry Award from Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami during the Republic Day function in Chennai. 

After the accident had been averted, he was given a cash reward of Rs 3000 each by the Deputy Railway Manager VR Lenin and P Suresh Babu. 

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