A timely alert by a doctor in the Facebook page of Salem Railway Division enabled in spotting and attending to a rail fracture on the tracks near Vaniyambadi station in Madras Railway Division, thus averting a possible mishap.
Jacob John, Assistant Professor, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, was travelling to Chennai on Monday morning. When the train stopped for a signal, the passengers heard a loud noise as another train crossed that particular point on the opposite track.
Dr. John got down from his compartment and inspected the opposite track, when he noticed some crack and a fish plate was missing. He posted the matter along with a picture in the Facebook.
G. V. Venkatesan, PRO, Salem Railway Division, responded promptly and conveyed the message to the Madras Division higher officials.