Indian Railways delivers 13319 MT of Oxygen in 208 Oxygen Express Trains to various states

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Overcoming all hurdles and finding new solutions, Indian Railways is continuing its journey of bringing relief by delivering Liquid Medical Oxygen(LMO) to various states across the country. So far, Indian Railways has delivered nearly 13319 MT of LMO in more than 814 tankers to various states across the country.

  • It may be noted that 208 Oxygen Expresses have completed their journey so far and brought relief to various States.
  • Oxygen Expresses have been delivering nearly 800 MT of LMO to the Nation each day for the last few days.
  • It is Indian Railways endeavour to deliver as much LMO as possible in the shortest time possible to the requesting states.
  • Oxygen relief by Oxygen Expresses reached out to 13 states namely Uttarakhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Telangana, Punjab, Kerala, Delhi & Uttar Pradesh.
  • Details of the Oxygen delivered to states, so far:
    • 614 MT of Oxygen has been offloaded in Maharashtra
    • Nearly 3338 MT in Uttar Pradesh
    • 521 MT in Madhya Pradesh
    • 4110 MT in Delhi
    • 1619 MT in Haryana
    • 98 MT in Rajasthan
    • 714 MT in Karnataka
    • 320 MT in Uttarakhand
    • 649 MT in Tamil Nadu
    • 292 MT in Andhra Pradesh
    • 153 MT in Punjab
    • 118 MT in Kerala
    • 772 MT in Telangana
  • Indian Railways has mapped different routes with Oxygen supply locations and keeps itself ready with any emerging need of the States.
  • States provide tankers to the Indian Railways for bringing LMO.
  • It may be noted that Oxygen Expresses started their deliveries 27 days back on 24th April in Maharashtra with a load of 126 MT.
  • Criss crossing the country, Indian Railways is picking up oxygen from places like Hapa , Baroda, Mundra in the West and Rourkela, Durgapur, Tatanagar, Angul in the East and then delivering it to States of Uttarakhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Telangana, Punjab, Kerala, Delhi & Uttar Pradesh in complex operational route planning scenarios.

Oxygen Express Freight Trains:

  • In order to ensure that Oxygen relief reaches in the fastest time possible, Indian Railways is creating new standards and unprecedented benchmarks in running of Oxygen Express Freight Trains.
  • The average speed of these critical Freight trains is way above 55 in most cases over long distances.
  • Running on high priority Green Corridor, with a highest sense of urgency, operational teams of various zones are working round the clock in the most challenging circumstances to ensure that Oxygen reaches in the fastest possible time frame.
  • Technical stoppages have been reduced to 1 minute for crew changes over different sections.
  • Tracks are kept open and high alertness is maintained to ensure that Oxygen Express keeps zipping through.
  • All this is done in a manner that the speed of other Freight Operation doesn’t get reduced as well.
  • Running of new Oxygen is a very dynamic exercise and figures keep getting updated all the time.
  • More loaded Oxygen Expresses are expected to start their journeys later in the night.

Source: PIB-Press Release

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