Alert motorman saves software professional's life

On December 30, R S Tiwari saw Yoshita Mahajan lying unconscious beside the tracks between Matunga and Sion. He immediately applied the emergency breaks and helped Mahajan by taking her to the hospital

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R S Tiwari’s noble act will definitely restore people’s faith in humanity. He went out of his way and helped a woman who was lying unconscious on the tracks. He not only informed the authorities but also accompanied her to the hospital. 

The incident took place on December 30. According to a report published in Mumbai Mirror, motorman R S Tiwari, who was piloting a CSTM-Thane local, saw an unconscious Yoshita Mahajan lying beside the tracks between Matunga and Sion at about 7.50 pm. Without giving a second thought, he immediately applied the emergency brakes and got down from the train with his colleague, train guard SW Borkar.

Tiwari said that she was barely moving, and there were a lot of cuts and bruises all over her body. Along with the help of some passengers, they got her on board, said Tiwari. 

He then informed the authorities at Sion station to keep an ambulance on stand-by, and after reaching there, entrusted Mahajan to the deputy station superintendent who rushed her to Sion Hospital.

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A GRP constable I M Sheikh said that they were unaware of how Mahajan, a software professional ended up on tracks on Sunday evening. Sheikh added that she was heading back home to Ghatkopar from her office in Thane. However,  since she fell asleep, she missed getting down at Ghatkopar and stand nearby the door to get down at the next station. She does not have any recollection of what happened after that, said Sheikh.

Mahajan is now recuperating at a private nursing home in Ghatkopar, and her family can’t stop praising Tiwari, who visited her in the hospital on Tuesday. 

Tiwari said that he has always gone out of his way to help people in distress. He added that life is precious and he has been driving local trains for the last 15 years. 

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