The Indian Railways has delivered nearly 450 tons of Oxygen on Tuesday morning to various states across the country. It has delivered this liquid medical oxygen through 26 tankers covering more than ten thousand kilometres.
Railway Ministry said, Indian Railways is continuing its journey of delivering liquid medical oxygen to various parts of the country. Delhi has received its first Oxygen express carrying more than 70 metric tons of liquid medical oxygen today early morning. The Ministry said, currently, another oxygen express is on the run from Bokaro to Bhopal via Jabalpur.
This train is carrying 90 metric tons of liquid medical oxygen in six tankers, which will replenish oxygen demand in Madhya Pradesh. Another empty rake from Lucknow has reached Bokaro, which will bring another set of oxygen tankers replenishing oxygen supply to Uttar Pradesh. The Indian Railways is running ‘Oxygen Express’ trains and will continue to run them over the next few days to transport liquid medical oxygen and oxygen cylinders across the country. Roll-on-roll-off trucks are being transported on flat wagons by the trains for a quick supply of medical oxygen. The central government has also restricted the use of liquid oxygen for non-medical purposes with immediate effect with the ministry of home affairs announcing that the use of liquid oxygen will be allowed for medical purposes only.