Bhubaneswar, May 31 (Representative) East Coast Railway (ECoR) has taken up the lead role in transporting Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) in a major way and carried 2600.02 tons of LMO from different Steel Plants of its jurisdiction towards different states during pandemic period The first rake of loaded LMO by Indian Railways was dispatched from Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited, Visakhapatnam to Nagpur and Nasik.
40 Oxygen Express Special Trains loaded with Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) in 162 containers were sent from ECoR jurisdiction towards different States of the Country. Loaded LMO rakes form Durgapur, Tatanagar, and Rourkela going towards Secunderabad, Chennai and Bangalore have also passed through ECoR jurisdiction with top priority. Out of the 40 Oxygen Express special trains from ECoR jurisdiction, almost half of them received by Delhi & Haryana areas. About 1010.09 tons of LMO through 63 containers in 19 Oxygen Express Trains were transported to Delhi & Haryana.
Oxygen Express Trains from ECoR jurisdiction have also been sent to Maharastra, Telangana, Kerala, Tamilnadu & Karnataka states. ECoR has carried 545.31 tons of LMO to Maharashtra, 117.9 tons to Kerala, 685.7 tons to Telangana, 120 tons to Tamilnadu and 120.98 tons to Karnataka. Steel Plants like Tata Bhusan Limited and Jindal Steel & Power Limited at Angul and Tata Steel Limited at Kalinga Nagar have contributed majorly in Oxygen loading from ECoR jurisdiction.