Overcoming all hurdles and finding new solutions, Indian Railways is continuing its journey of bringing relief by delivering liquid medical oxygen (LMO) to a total of 12 states across the country.
“So far, Indian Railways has delivered more than 9440 MT of LMO in nearly 590 tankers to various states across the country,” the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) said in a statement.
Nearly 150 Oxygen Expresses have completed their journey so far and brought relief to various states, it said.
Till the filing of this news report, 12 loaded Oxygen Expresses with more than 970 MT of LMO in 55 tankers are on the way to deliver medical oxygen to various states.
“Southern states of Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu got a big boost in oxygen supply with several Oxygen Expresses delivering their loads yesterday night and today,” the statement said.
Incidentally, National Capital Region (NCR) crossed the delivery of more than 5000 MT of oxygen for further distribution.
Oxygen Expresses have been delivering nearly 800 MT of LMO to the nation each day for last few days.
“It is Indian Railways endeavour to deliver as much LMO as possible in the shortest time possible to the requesting states,” it said.
Kerala received its first Oxygen Express at Ernakulam with 118 MT of load.
So far, 521 MT of oxygen has been offloaded in Maharashtra, nearly 2525 MT in Uttar Pradesh, 430 MT in Madhya Pradesh, 1228 MT in Haryana, 389 MT in Telangana, 40 MT in Rajasthan and 361 MT in Karnataka.
Besides, 200 MT of oxygen has been offloaded in Uttarakhand, 118 MT in Kerala, 151 MT in Tamil Nadu, 116 MT in Andhra Pradesh and more than 3320 MT in Delhi.
“Running of new oxygen is a very dynamic exercise and figures keep getting updated all the time. More loaded Oxygen Expresses are expected to start their journeys later in the night,” the NFR statement said.
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 liquid medical oxygen.