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Oxygen Expresses deliver 21,392 MT of liquid medical oxygen across India in 36 days

A file photo of an Oxygen Express train of Indian Railways ferrying liquid medical oxygen to various states through tankers. Photo: PIB

New Delhi, May 30 (MN)N) As India battles the second wave of coronavirus pandemic, Indian Railways continues to ferry life-saving liquid medical oxygen, with 313 Oxygen Expresses having delivered over 21,392 metric tonnes so far to 15 states and UTs.

The oxygen was transported in 1,274 tankers to these states, including 2,000 MT each to Haryana and Karnataka and 1,800 MT to Tamil Nadu and Telangana.

As much as 614 MT oxygen has been offloaded in Maharashtra, nearly 3,797 MT in Uttar Pradesh, 656 MT in Madhya Pradesh, 5,476 MT in Delhi, 2,023 MT in Haryana, 98 MT in Rajasthan, 2,115 MT in Karnataka, 320 MT in Uttarakhand, 1,808 MT in Tamil Nadu, 1,738 MT in Andhra Pradesh, 225 MT in Punjab, 380 MT in Kerala, 1,858 MT in Telangana, 38 MT in Jharkhand and 240 MT in Assam.

Five loaded Oxygen Expresses are on their way with over 406 MT LMO in 23 tankers to different states.

Oxygen Expresses began deliveries 36 days back on April 24 at Maharashtra with a load of 126 MT.

Till now Oxygen Expresses offloaded LMO in around 39 cities/towns in 15 states like Lucknow, Varanasi, Kanpur, Bareilly, Gorakhpur and Agra in Uttar Pradesh; Sagar, Jabalpur, Katni and Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh; Nagpur, Nashik, Pune, Mumbai and Solapur in Maharashtra; Hyderabad in Telangana; Faridabad and Gurugram in Haryana; Tuglakabad, Delhi Cantt and Okhla in Delhi; Kota and Kanakpara in Rajasthan; Bengaluru in Karnataka; Dehradun in Uttarakhand; Nellore, Guntur, Tadipatri and Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh; Ernakulam in Kerala; Tiruvallur, Chennai, Tuticorin, Coimbatore and Madurai in Tamil Nadu; Bhatinda and Phillaur in Punjab; Kamrup in Assam; and Ranchi in Jharkhand.

Indian Railways loaded oxygen from places like Hapa, Baroda, Mundra in the west and Rourkela, Durgapur, Tatanagar, Angul in the east and delivered it to different states.

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