More Oxygen Expresses On The Way To Haryana, MP, Telangana And UP

More Oxygen Expresses On The Way To Haryana, MP, Telangana And UPA tanker carrying liquid oxygen mounted on oxygen express.
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  • So far, Indian Railways has delivered more than 664 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen to Maharashtra (174), Uttar Pradesh (356.47), Madhya Pradesh (64) and Delhi (70).

Continuing its Oxygen Express journey and saving many lives, Indian Railways has carried 664 MT of liquid medical oxygen till now while 126 MT more is on its way to various parts of the country.

The Railways has also waived off charges for Covid testing and diet supplied during Covid related hospitalisation for non-railway patients as all ministries are working as one to prevent and fight Covid-19.

Madhya Pradesh will receive its second Oxygen Express carrying 47.37 MT LMO from Bokaro to Sagar and Jabalpur in four tankers. The train started from Bokaro on April 29 and is currently moving uninterrupted towards its destination.

Haryana will receive its first and second Oxygen Express soon. Two trains, one from Rourkela to Haryana carrying 47.11 metric tonnes of LMO in three tankers and another one from Angul to Haryana carrying 32 tonnes in two tankers are on their way to their destination.

These trains will deliver much needed oxygen supply to the residents of Haryana in a safe and timely manner.

Uttar Pradesh is continuously replenishing its Oxygen supply with Oxygen Express. UP will receive its 7th Oxygen Express, which is expected to start shortly from Bokaro carrying three tankers of liquid medical oxygen.

In order to further boost oxygen supply, the UP government has also requested transport of 10 ft ISO containers loaded with Liquid Oxygen from Jamshedpur to Lucknow.

Additional planning is required to transport ISO containers and Railways officials are currently working on the best possible options to move ISO containers safely and securely.

It is expected that ISO containers carrying liquid medical oxygen will start loading on May 1 at Jamshedpur.

So far, Indian Railways has delivered more than 664 metric tonnes of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) to Maharashtra (174 MT), Uttar Pradesh (356.47 MT), Madhya Pradesh (64 MT) and Delhi (70 MT).

Haryana and Telangana will start receiving their Oxygen Express shortly.

Arun Kumar Das is a senior journalist covering railways. He can be contacted at akdas2005@gmail.com.


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