The second Oxygen Express with 80 MT of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) arrived in Assam on Wednesday.
“This second Oxygen Express train, which left Tata Nagar in Jharkhand on May 25 carrying 4 containers loaded with 80 MT of LMO, arrived at the Inland Container Depot at Amingaon in Assam on May 26,” the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) said in a statement.
A Green Corridor was created for fast and safe movement of the train carrying life saving consignment, it said.
The distance of 630 Km was covered by the train, run by Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) in about 9 hours from Malda Town to Amingaon with an average speed nearly 70 Kmph.
The first Oxygen Express carrying 80 MT of LMO, which left from Tata Nagar on May 22, arrived at Amingaon on May 23.
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, the Indian Railways has delivered more than 17945 MT of LMO in more than 1080 tankers to various states across the country.
A total of 272 Oxygen Expresses have completed their journey so far and brought relief to various states, the NFR statement said.
In a scale up of operations which continued till late Tuesday night, 12 Oxygen Expresses with 969 MT of LMO started their journeys from Cyclone hit Eastern States and beat tough weather to take relief to the nation.
Indian Railways is picking up oxygen from places like Hapa, Baroda, Mundra in the West and Rourkela, Durgapur, Tatanagar, Angul in the East.
The Indian Railway has already delivered oxygen to states of Uttarakhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Telangana, Punjab, Kerala, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand & Assam.
Railways have mapped different routes with oxygen supply locations and keep itself ready with any emerging need of the states.