Coimbatore, Aug 14
The railways have stepped up patrolling of the tracks amid reports that miscreants could indulge in sabotage attempts while the rest of India gets ready to celebrate the Independence day on Thursday.
The alert has been stepped up following detection of concrete pieces on the rail track between Coimbatore Junction and Coimbatore North railway stations, reports said. They said the driver of a train passing on the paralel tracks noticed the boulders placed on the tracks next to his.
He immediately alerted the authorities who rushed workmen to the site and quickly cleared the tracks. Luckily, no train had passed on that track during that time. Railway police personnel along with the railway staff from various stations on the route have undertaken patrolling on inspetion trolleys in order to check the tracks and preserve safety.