The cut was noticed on Tuesday when Marikuppam-KSR Bengaluru passenger train was about to chug into the station.
The train was detained for 36 minutes till the damaged portion was repaired.
According to a South Western Railway press release, head constable Thirumalesha and constables Chandramani and RS Sundo of Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF) were on track patrol duty near Railway cantonment to prevent theft of passenger related offences when they noticed rail cut.
Appreciating the promptness with which the fault was detected, South Western Railway General Manager AK Gupta announced Rs 5,000 cash award to the RPF staff.
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