Bhubaneswar, May 03 (Representative) The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has carried 329 tons of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) from different Steel Plants in it’s jurisdiction towards various states in the country. ECoR sources said oxygen tankers were supplied to Maharashtra, Telangana, Haryana and Delhi at the earliest during the current COVID upsurge for saving the life of patients. A total of 187 Ton of LMO has already been transported from Tata Bhusan Siding Angul.
Similarly 105 Ton of LMO has been transported from Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited, Visakhapatnam and 31 Ton of LMO from Jindal Steel at Angul. The first Oxygen Express loaded with 105 Tonne of LMO was left from Visakhapatnam in 7 Tankers. The Second Oxygen Express from ECoR was loaded with 32 Tonne of LMO in two tankers from Tata Bhushan Steel Plant for Haryana. The third Oxygen Express from Tata Bhushan Steel Plant at Angul loaded with 63.6 Tonne of LMO in five tankers left for Telangana by RoRo service of Indian Railways.
30.6 Tonne of LMO in Two Tankers from Tata Bhushan Steel Plant, 30.86 Tonne in two Tankers from Jindal Steel Plant and again 60.23 Tonne of LMO in four Tankers from Tata Bhushan Steel Plants were sent to Faridabad, Delhi Cantt and Snag respectively through RoRo service. More Empty Liquid Medical Oxygen Tankers from different States are on the way to carry LMO from ECoR jurisdiction. ECoR General Manager Vidya Bhushan earlier instructed officials to take it as a challenge to supply Oxygen at the earliest during the crisis for life-saving of patients.