The Ministry of Railways has introduced an award of Rs 50,000 for Mayur Shelke, a Central Railway worker who saved a six-year-old boy by risking his personal life.
Mr Shelke’s daredevilry in rescuing the kid moments earlier than a practice streaked previous was captured in a CCTV video which received the Internet.
Principal government director of the Railway Board knowledgeable the Central Railway’s General Manager by a letter concerning the award for Mr Shelke’s “act of bravery, courage and presence of mind”.
“Shelke in absolute disregard of his own life rescued the child by running in face of the oncoming train and lifted the child to safety by placing him on the platform,” learn the letter.
The incident happened at Vangani station close to Mumbai, the place Shelke is posted as a pointsman, on April 17.
Mr Shelke noticed a boy who had fallen onto the tracks and was in the best way of an oncoming practice.
He jumped down, ran in the direction of the boy and hauled him onto the platform earlier than pulling himself up. Two seconds later, the practice sped previous.
CCTV footage of the heart-stopping incident went viral on social media. Central Railway authorities have already felicitated Mr Shelke for his act of bravery.