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Railroads Delivered More Than 16,023 Tons of Medical Oxygen to 14 States and UT Last Month | India News


NEW DELHI: Indian Railways delivered more than 16,023 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen in more than 977 tanker trucks to 14 states and Union territories in the past month amid high demand for the life-saving gas due to the pandemic Covid-19 in progress. Transporter said Monday.
So far, 247 Oxygen Express trains have brought relief to various states and UTs, while 12 loaded Oxygen Express trains are currently running more than 920 tons of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) in 50 tanker trucks.
On Sunday, those trains delivered more than 1,142 tons of oxygen, beating the previous best single-day delivery record of 1,118 tons of oxygen on May 20, it said.
The delivery of LMOs by Oxygen Express trains to Tamil Nadu exceeded 1,000 tons, Railways said.
The Oxygen Express trains began their deliveries on April 24 in Maharashtra with a load of 126 tons of oxygen. They have reached out to Uttarakhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Telangana, Punjab, Kerala, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Assam.
“So far, 614 tons of oxygen have been discharged in Maharashtra, almost 3,649 tons in Uttar Pradesh, 633 tons in Madhya Pradesh, 4,600 tons in Delhi, 1,759 tons in Haryana, 98 tons in Rajasthan, 1,063 tons in Karnataka, 320 tons in Uttarakhand, 1,024 tons in Tamil Nadu, 730 tons in Andhra Pradesh, 225 tons in Punjab, 246 tons in Kerala, 976 tons in Telangana and 80 tons in Assam, ”he said.
The national carrier maps different routes with oxygen supply locations and stays ready for any emerging state and UT needs. The states and UT provide tanker trucks to the railroads to carry LMOs.
Across the country, Indian railways are picking up oxygen from places like Hapa, Baroda, Mundra in the west and Rourkela, Durgapur, Tatanagar, Angul in the east, and delivering to Uttarakhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh. , Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Telangana, Punjab, Kerala, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Assam, in complex operational route planning scenarios.
To ensure oxygen relief arrives in the shortest time possible, railways are also creating unprecedented new standards and benchmarks in the operation of Oxygen Express freight trains. The average speed of these critical freight trains exceeds 55 km / h in most cases over long distances.

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