Rayagada: Scores of passengers travelling in Bhubaneswar-Jagdalpur Hirakhand Express had a narrow escape after an alert railway employee helped avert a severe mishap at Singapur Road station in Rayagada on Tuesday.
The signalman, Baishnav Gouda, spotted a crack on the railway track near Singapur Road station who informed the same to the authorities.
The authorities then inspected the matter and diverted the train to another track.
Later, the senior officials reached the spot and carried a repair work. The train departed towards its destination after a delay of one hour, sources said.