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COVID-19 Update: Oxygen Express carrying highest volumes of LMO reaches Delhi

New Delhi: Indian Railways announced on Monday that an Oxygen Express carrying approximately 225 MT of oxygen from Gujarat’s Hapa will be offloaded in Delhi Cantonment later today.

Oxygen Express (Photo Credit: PTI)

New Delhi: Indian Railways announced on Monday that Oxygen Express carrying approximately 225 MT of oxygen from Gujarat’s Hapa will be offloaded in Delhi Cantonment later today.

As per Railways, the train is carrying the highest volumes of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) which is getting transported on a single train.

Meanwhile, Ministry of Railways took to Twitter and informed about the departure of the train on Sunday night.

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“Another Oxygen Express carrying 11 tankers with 224.67 tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) has departed from Hapa, Gujarat to Delhi Cantt. This train has highest volumes of LMO being transported on a single train,” Ministry tweeted.

The Indian Railways has delivered almost 4,200 metric tonnes (MT) of liquid medical oxygen in 268 tankers all over India. As per a statement issued by the Ministry of Railways, at total of 68 Oxygen Expresses have completed their journey so far.

“Till now, 293 MT has been offloaded in Maharashtra, 1230 MT in Uttar Pradesh, 271 MT in Madhya Pradesh, 555 MT in Haryana, 123 MT in Telangana, 40 MT in Rajasthan, and 1,679 MT in Delhi,” the Ministry said.

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“More loaded Oxygen Expresses are expected to start their journeys later in the night,” it added.

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Keeping the number above the dangerous 4-lakh mark for the fourth consecutive day in a row, India reported more than 4,03,000 new infections in the last 24 hours. As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare the country recorded 4,03,738 new COVID-19cases on Sunday morning. A slight increase of nearly 2,000 cases was seen from a previous day high of 4,01,078  infections on May 8.

These new jump in cases has pushed the country’s total tally to 2,22,96,414 in the country as on May 9.

The country also saw an increase in active cases from the previous day. From a total of 37,23,446 active cased logged on Saturday, the country recorded 36,45,164 active cases on the early hours of Sunday.

On the vaccination front, a total of 16,94,39,663 doses have been administered in the country to date. India began its vaccination programme on January 16 and has begun its third phase of vaccine rollouts on May 1, for everyone who is above 18 years of age.

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