Tragic Death of Dedicated Track Maintainer Shakes Central Railway Community


In a devastating incident that occurred on Saturday morning, the Central Railway community mourns the loss of Bhushan Shantaram Modak, a 28-year-old track maintainer who tragically lost his life while carrying out his duties near Kopar station. Modak, a valued member of the railway team since 2015, was fatally struck by the speeding Howrah-Mumbai Express train on the 6th line at approximately 11:45 am. The news of Modak’s untimely demise has sent shockwaves through the railway community and left his colleagues in deep sorrow. Known for his unwavering dedication and commitment to ensuring the smooth and safe functioning of the railway tracks, Modak was highly respected among his peers.

His tragic passing has created a profound void within the Central Railway family. Railway authorities swiftly responded to the scene and have initiated an investigation to determine the circumstances that led to the incident. Preliminary findings suggest that the accident occurred during Modak’s track maintenance duties. However, a thorough inquiry will be conducted to ascertain the exact cause and identify any potential safety protocol lapses. The Central Railway officials have extended their heartfelt condolences to Modak’s bereaved family and pledged their full support during this difficult time.

They have also committed to reviewing and reinforcing safety measures to prevent such tragic accidents in the future. This heartbreaking incident serves as a somber reminder of the risks faced by railway workers who selflessly dedicate themselves to the smooth functioning of the rail network. It highlights the urgent need to prioritize and enhance safety protocols to safeguard the lives of railway employees. The loss of Bhushan Shantaram Modak will be deeply felt within the Central Railway community, forever reminding them of the sacrifices made by their dedicated colleagues in the line of duty.


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