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Alert train driver averts a major train accident near Gurgaon station
A major disaster was prevented on Thursday when a gated railway crossing was left open by mistake near Gurgaon railways station.

The incident took place when in the morning a school van tried to cross the tracks, completely unaware that the Delhi- Ajmer Shatabdi Express was approaching at a high speed.

As reported by TOI, the alert train driver saw the school van and averted the tragedy by hitting the emergency brakes. He managed to bring the train to a screeching halt just a few meters away from the crossing. The van, carrying around eight children aged between 5 to 8, did not see the train approaching at a very high speed and just to save some time, tried to cross the track.

Later in the day, senior Northern Railway officials went to Gurgaon to investigate the matter. The manned railway crossing is approximately 2 km away from Gurgaon Railway Station.

The gateman, Vijay Singh, was found to be guilty, who was later suspended. A case was registered against him under the Railways Act.

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