Assam has received its fifth Oxygen Express with 80 MT of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) in 4 tankers from Jharkhand while Oxygen Expresses have crossed the milestone of 25,000 MT of LMO delivery across India.

Overcoming all hurdles and finding new solutions, Indian Railways is continuing its journey of bringing relief by delivering Liquid Medical Oxygen(LMO) to various states across the country.

“So far, Indian Railways has delivered more than 25,629 MT of LMO in more than 1503 tankers to various states across the country,” the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) said in a statement.

A total of 368 Oxygen Expresses have completed their journey so far and brought relief to various states.

“Till the time of this release, 7 loaded Oxygen Expresses on run with more than 482 MT of LMO in 30 tankers,” the NFR stated.

“Assam received its fifth Oxygen Express with 80 MT LMO in 4 tankers from Jharkhand,” the NFR said in its statement.

More than 3000 MT Liquid Medical Oxygen(LMO) offloaded in the state of Karnataka by Oxygen Expresses.

The Oxygen Expresses started their deliveries 42 days back on April 24 in Maharashtra with a load of 126 MT.

It is Indian Railways endeavour to deliver as much LMO as possible in the shortest time possible to the requesting states.

Oxygen relief by Oxygen Expresses reached out to 15 states namely Uttarakhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Telangana, Punjab, Kerala, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Assam, it said.

Till the time of filing this report, 614 MT of Oxygen has been offloaded in Maharashtra, nearly 3797 MT in Uttar Pradesh, 656 MT in Madhya Pradesh, 5790 MT in Delhi, 2212 MT in Haryana, 98 MT in Rajasthan, 3097 MT in Karnataka, 320 MT in Uttarakhand, 2787 MT in Tamil Nadu, 2602 MT in Andhra Pradesh, 225 MT in Punjab, 513 MT in Kerala, 2474 MT in Telangana, 38 MT in Jharkhand and 400 MT in Assam.

Till now, Oxygen Expresses offloaded LMO in around 39 cities/towns in 15 states across the country namely Lucknow, Varanasi, Kanpur, Bareilly, Gorakhpur & Agra in Uttar Pradesh, Sagar, Jabalpur, Katni & Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, Nagpur, Nashik, Pune, Mumbai & Solapur in Maharashtra and Hyderabad in Telangana.

Faridabad & Gurugram in Haryana, Tuglakabad, Delhi Cantt & Okhla in Delhi, Kota & Kanakpara in Rajasthan, Bengaluru in Karnataka, Dehradun in Uttarakhand, Nellore, Guntur, Tadipatri & Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.

The other town and cities include Ernakulam in Kerala, Tiruvallur, Chennai, Tuticorin, Coimbatore & Madurai in Tamil Nadu, Bhatinda & Phillaur in Punjab, Kamrup Metro in Assam and Ranchi in Jharkhand.

Indian Railways has mapped different routes with oxygen supply locations and keeps itself ready with any emerging need of the states. States provide tankers to the Indian Railways for bringing LMO, it added.

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