New Delhi, May 31 (Bureau) Indian Railways on Monday said that it has delivered 21,939 MT of Liquid Medical Oxygen(LMO) to various states across the country. The Railways officials said that a total of 614 MT of Oxygen has been offloaded in Maharashtra, nearly 3797 MT in Uttar Pradesh, 656 MT in Madhya Pradesh, 5527 MT in Delhi, 2034 MT in Haryana, 98 MT in Rajasthan, 2115 MT in Karnataka, 320 MT in Uttarakhand, 2016 MT in Tamil Nadu, 1896 MT in Andhra Pradesh, 225 MT in Punjab, 380 MT in Kerala, 1978 MT in Telangana, 38 MT in Jharkhand and 240 MT in Assam.
Till now, the Oxygen Expresses offloaded LMO in around 39 cities/towns in 15 states across the country namely Lucknow, Varanasi, Kanpur, Bareilly, Gorakhpur & Agra in Uttar Pradesh, Sagar, Jabalpur, Katni, 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. Noting that 321 Oxygen Expresses have completed their journey so far and brought relief to various States, the LMO delivery to Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Haryana crossed 2000 MT each while for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana the Liquid Medical Oxygen(LMO) delivery crossed 1800 MT and 1900 MT respectively.
Indian Railway started ‘Oxygen Expresses’ services 37 days back on April 24 in Maharashtra with a load of 126 MT. The average speed of these critical Freight trains is way above 55 in most cases over long distances. Running on high priority Green Corridor, with a highest sense of urgency, operational teams of various zones are working round the clock in most challenging circumstances to ensure that Oxygen reaches in fastest possible time frame and the technical stoppages have been reduced to one minute for crew changes over different sections. Tracks are kept open and high alertness is maintained to ensure that Oxygen Express keeps zipping through.