The incident took place on Sunday morning at 9.12am on platform number 4/5 at Kalyan railway station.
Jaspal Singh Rathore, CTI Kalyan said, “A married couple was trying to board running Udyan Express train (01301) and fell into the gap between platform and train”.
An alert on-duty TC, Ranjit Kumar, immediately rushed for help and alerted the passengers inside the train asking them to pull down the chain. The train stopped after a few seconds. However, three to four coaches had passed. Later, Kumar with help of other passengers pulled the couple outside. Miraculously, the couple did not suffer any injuries.
Rathore said, “Since both had caught hold of the platform, they survived without any injuries.”
Another railway official, who did not wish to be named, said, “If TC and other passengers at the station had not rushed immediately for help and stopped train, it could have been fatal for the couple who were stuck inside the gap”.
A senior railway TC of Central railway said, “It is found that many passengers do not check coach positions in advance boarding train due to which such incidents happen.”