Ministry of Railways yesterday reported the highest ever single-day load of more than 1142 MT of Oxygen relief delivered by Oxygen Expresses.
The previous best was 1118 MT on 20th May 2021.
So far, Indian Railways has delivered more than 16023 MT of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) in more than 977 tankers, continuing on its journey of bringing relief by delivering LMO to various states across the country.
*States across India continue to receive Medical Oxygen*
Till now, Oxygen Expresses have reached 14 states namely Uttarakhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Telangana, Punjab, Kerala, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Assam.
The Ministry has informed that nearly 614 MT of LMO has been offloaded in Maharashtra, 3649 MT in Uttar Pradesh, 633 MT in Madhya Pradesh, 4600 MT in Delhi, 1759 MT in Haryana, 98 MT in Rajasthan, 1063 MT in Karnataka, 320 MT in Uttarakhand, 1024 MT in Tamil Nadu, 730 MT in Andhra Pradesh, 225 MT in Punjab, 246 MT in Kerala, 976 MT in Telangana and 80 MT in Assam.
Railways is loading up oxygen from places like Hapa, Baroda, Mundra in the West and Rourkela, Durgapur, Tatanagar, Angul in the East.
Under complex operational route planning scenarios, these oxygen tankers are then being delivered to the States of Uttarakhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Telangana, Punjab, Kerala, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh & Assam.
*Oxygen Express: Fast track delivery of life*
Oxygen Expresses began their deliveries 30 days back on 24 April starting in Maharashtra with a load of 126 MT.
In this one month’s time, the Indian Railways has delivered more than 16000 MT of LMO to 14 states across the country.
The Ministry informs that the average speed of these critical Freight trains is way above 55 in most cases over long distances.
Oxygen Expresses are run on high priority Green Corridor with the highest sense of urgency wherein 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 running through.
“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,” informs the Ministry of Railways.