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Oxygen Express delivers nearly 150 tonnes of Oxygen in last 24 hours

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New Delhi: The Oxygen Express run by the Indian Railways to carry Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) tankers have arrived at Nashik and Lucknow city and delivered nearly 150 tonnes of Oxygen.

During the journey, a few Containers were also unloaded at Nagpur and Varanasi en route to supply LMO in this region whereas the third Oxygen Express started its journey from Lucknow this morning.

States like Andhra Pradesh, Delhi are in consultation with Railways to run more such trains, a Rail Ministry official said.

These LMO tankers filled with LMO at Visakhapatnam and Bokaro are presently being transported through the Ro-Ro service of Indian Railways.

The officials in the Ministry said For the supply of Medical Oxygen in Uttar Pradesh, for the movement of the train, a green corridor was created between Lucknow to Varanasi. The distance of 270 Km was covered by the train in 4 hours 20 minutes with an average speed of 62.35 kmph.

A total of 10 containers having nearly 150 tonnes of Oxygen have been carried so far.

Transportation of Oxygen through Trains is faster over long distances than road transport.

Indian Railways transported essential commodities and kept the supply chain intact even during the lockdown last year and continue to serve the Nation in times of emergencies, the Ministry said in a statement.

 

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