Oxygen Express: 10 containers carrying 150 tonnes of oxygen supplied in last 24 hours

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Oxygen Express: 10 containers carrying 150 tonnes of oxygen supplied in last 24 hours

New Delhi, April 24

The railways has carried a complete of 10 containers carrying practically 150 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen to totally different states in the last 24 hours, the nationwide transporter mentioned on Saturday.

The ‘Oxygen Express’ trains with Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) tankers arrived in Nashik and Lucknow for provide to Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, respectively on Saturday.

Few containers have been additionally unloaded at Nagpur and Varanasi enroute to produce the oxygen in these areas, it mentioned.

The third Oxygen Express began its journey from Lucknow on Saturday morning, the railways mentioned.

Andhra Pradesh and Delhi are in session with the nationwide transporter to run extra such trains.

The Oxygen Express service was began from April 21 when seven empty vans left from (*24*) for Vizag to load oxygen.

“It may be noted that tankers filled with LMO at Visakhapatnam and Bokaro are presently being transported through Ro-Ro service of Indian Railways,” the railways mentioned in an announcement.

“To fulfill the requirements of medical oxygen in Uttar Pradesh, a green corridor was created between Lucknow to Varanasi for the movement of trains. The distance of 270 km was covered by the train in four hours and twenty minutes with an average speed of 62.35 kmph.”

“A total of 10 containers having nearly 150 tonnes of oxygen have been carried in the last 24 hours,” the assertion mentioned.

The Indian Railways will proceed to run Oxygen Express trains over the subsequent few days to move liquid medical oxygen and oxygen cylinders amid acute scarcity of the life-saving gasoline because the Centre and varied states/UTs wrestle to fight the second wave of COVID-19.

—PTI

 

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