SALEM: Ms D R Uma Maheswari, travelling ticket examiner, Erode and N Gurunathan, travelling ticket inspector, Erode (batch-in-charge of train), did the Salem railway division proud by quickly restoring valuable gold and cash kept in an unlocked suitcase, which a passenger had absent-mindedly left behind in the Karaikal-Ernakulam Tea Garden express on Wednesday.
The passenger, K Jeyaanandan and family, travelling in S4 coach in the train alighted at Thirussur, leaving their suitcase in the train itself. When they realised their mistake, they immediately informed the RPF staff at Thrissur, Mr. Omanakuttan, stating that their suitcase had valuables including 168 grms of gold and Rs 14,000 in cash.
Omanakuttan immediately flashed a message to the coach ticket checking staff on duty in that train, Ms. Uma Maheswari, and N Gurunathan, TTE inspector, Erode.
On receipt of the message, the coach TTE Ms. Uma identified the suitcase in the said berth and it was handed over to the passenger concerned, a railway press release here on Thursday said.
Congratulating the ticket checking staff, Uma Maheswari and Gurunathan (batch-in-charge of the train), the Salem divisional railway manager, U Subba Rao, appreciated them for their 'exemplary duty'. Further Ms. Uma Maheswari was given a cash award and certificate of merit by the divisional officers....