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COVID-19 Update: Oxygen Express delivers 510 MT of oxygen to UP, Maharashtra, Delhi, MP

Indian Railways’ Oxygen Express has so far delivered 510 metric tonnes (MT) of oxygen to Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Delhi, and Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday.

Oxygen Express (Photo Credit: PTI)

New Delhi: Indian Railways’ Oxygen Express has so far delivered 510 metric tonnes (MT) of oxygen to Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Delhi, and Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday. “Indian Railways is continuing its journey of delivering liquid medical oxygen to various parts of the country. So far, more than 510 metric tonnes of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) have been delivered to Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Delhi”, the Ministry of Railways said in a release.

The Ministry of Railways on April 20, decided to run Oxygen Express. The Mumbai Division had built a ramp, in just 24 hours, at Kalamboli goods yard to facilitate loading/unloading of tankers in and from flat wagons.

READ ALSO: COVID-19 India News: Railways gears up to run Oxygen Express

Haryana government has also requested Railways for Oxygen Express. Currently, tankers are being loaded in Faridabad, which will be sent for filling to Rourkela. As of now, It is planned that 2 Oxygen Express with a capacity of 5 tankers each will be run specifically for Haryana.

Madhya Pradesh has received its first Oxygen Express carrying more than 64 metric tonnes of liquid medical oxygen today early morning. These tankers were unloaded at various locations in Madhya Pradesh in cities like Jabalpur (1 Tanker), Bhopal (2 Tankers) & Sagar (3 Tankers).

The fourth Oxygen Express for Lucknow will be reaching the capital on Wednesday, carrying three tankers of LMO. Another empty rake is on its way (6th) from Lucknow to Bokaro, which will bring another set of oxygen tanker replenishing oxygen supply to Uttar Pradesh. Continuous Oxygen Express to Uttar Pradesh is ensuring uninterrupted oxygen replenishment to the residents of UP.

So far, Indian Railways has delivered 202 metric tonnes to Uttar Pradesh, 174 metric tonnes to Maharashtra, 70 metric tonnes to Delhi and Madhya Pradesh 64 metric tonnes.

Haryana government has also requested railways for Oxygen Express. Currently, tankers are being loaded in Faridabad, which will be sent for filling to Rourkela. As of now, it is planned that 2 Oxygen Express with a capacity of 5 tankers each will be run specifically for Haryana.

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