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Oxygen Express trains have delivered 20,000 tons of oxygen throughout the country | India News


NEW DELHI: A milestone 20,000 metric tons of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) have been delivered nationwide by
Indian Railways’ Oxygen Express during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Union Rail Minister Piyush Goyal said on Saturday.
A total of 300 Oxygen Express trains have completed their journey so far, he said. The minister tweeted: “#OxygenExpress trains have crossed the milestone of providing 20,000 tons of oxygen for Covid-19 patients. So far, 300 Oxygen Express trains have completed their journey in service to the Nation.”

The states of Maharashtra, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh and Assam have been the main beneficiaries of these Oxygen Express.
To ensure that oxygen relief arrives in the shortest time possible, the average speed of these critical freight trains is very
above 55, in most cases over long distances in high priority green corridors. Technical stops have been reduced to 1 minute for crew changes in different sections. Tracks are kept open and a high level of alert is maintained to ensure Oxygen Express continues to operate.

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