Indian Railways delivers Oxygen to Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh & Delhi

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Indian Railways is continuing its journey of delivering liquid medical oxygen to various parts of the country. So far, 450 metric tonnes have been delivered to Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh & Delhi in 6 Oxygen Express through 26 tankers covering more than 10,000 km (in empty and loaded conditions).

  • Currently, another oxygen express is on the run from Bokaro to Bhopal via Jabalpur.
  • This train is carrying 64 metric tonnes of liquid medical oxygen in six tankers, which will replenish oxygen demand in Madhya Pradesh through the city of Bhopal and Jabalpur.
  • Another empty rake from Lucknow has reached Bokaro, which will bring another set of oxygen tankers replenishing oxygen supply to Uttar Pradesh.
  • Delhi has received its first Oxygen Express carrying more than 70 metric tonnes of liquid medical oxygen on 27th April, 2021 early morning.
  • So far, As per provisional estimates Indian Railways has delivered 202 metric tonnes to Uttar Pradesh, 174 metric tonnes to Maharashtra and 70 metric tonnes to Delhi. Madhya Pradesh will receive 64 metric tonnes in the next 24 hrs.

First OXYGEN Express arrives in Mumbai:

Meanwhile, a Ro-Ro service carrying three tankers loaded with Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) left Hapa in Gujarat on 25th April, 2021 at 18.03 hrs and reached Kalamboli in Maharashtra at 11.25 am on 26th April, 2021. Green corridor has been provided for the faster movement of the Oxygen Express.

  • The medical oxygen is being made available for treatment of COVID-19 patients across the country, through Oxygen Express trains run by the Ministry of Railways.
  • The Oxygen Express has travelled a distance of 860 Kms to reach its destination. These tankers are carrying approx. 44 tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen. 
  • Necessary arrangements have been made at Kalamboli Goods Shed for smooth movement of the Oxygen Express. 
  • The Oxygen Express has reached Kalamboli from Hapa via Viramgam, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Vasai Road and Bhiwandi Road keeping in place all the safety parameters. 
  • These oxygen tankers were supplied by M/s Reliance Industries, Jamnagar.
  • Railways has so far run Oxygen Express between Mumbai to Vizag via Nagpur to Nashik and Lucknow to Bokaro and back and a total of nearly 150 tonnes of liquid Oxygen have been carried till 25.4.2021. 
  • More ‘Oxygen Express’ are on the run and are being planned to various parts of the country.

Source: PIB-Press Release | Image Credit: MoR

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