Although not together, this loco pilot couple works on same route
Kannur: Although not together, this loco pilot couple run their trains on the same direction. Prasad and wife Nayana, Assistant loco pilots in Palakkad division, are present in their engine cabins even during the lockdown.
M Prasad is a Palakkad native. P Nayana comes from Mararikkulam in Alappuzha. They are the only loco pilots in Palakkad division.
They can be seen in the engine room of Mangaluru- Coimbatore Intercity express, ‘Amrita’ express and even in ‘Palaruvi’. They are also present on the Dindigul route. They are currently serving in goods trains and in Shramik trains as passenger trains have been halted due to the pandemic. They are only working on Palakkad- Kozhikode route at the moment as trains to Mangaluru, Coimbatore areas have been cancelled.
They bring their food from home as they cannot step outside during the lockdown period. Sometimes they eat fruits and bread. Prasad has been working in Palakkad division since the start of his career. Nayana reached Palakkad from Indore.