Post Date : May 28, 2021
Indian railways in these difficult times, with its new innovative solution called Oxygen Express, has overcome all the hurdles and is effortlessly continuing its journey of bringing relief by delivering Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) to various states across the country.
So far, Railways has successfully delivered more than 18980 MT of LMO in more than 1141 tankers to various states across the country. It is worth noting that 284 Oxygen Expresses have completed their journey so far and brought relief to various states.
In its journey of delivering relief, Railways have set a new record with its Oxygen Express delivering the highest single-day load of 1195 MT oxygen relief to the Nation surpassing its previous high of 1142 MT delivered on 23rd May, 2021.
The offloading of LMO in various states has also been on a high. While in Delhi it crossed 5000 MT, amongst the Southern States, delivery of LMO to Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Telangana crossed 1000 MT each.
The Oxygen Expresses which started deliveries 33 days back on 24th April in Maharashtra with a load of 126 MT has delivered as much LMO as possible in the shortest time possible to the requesting states.
Relief by Oxygen Expresses has reached out to 15 states namely Uttarakhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Telangana, Punjab, Kerala, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, and Assam.
Till the time of this release, 614 MT of Oxygen has been offloaded in Maharashtra, nearly 3731 MT in Uttar Pradesh, 656 MT in Madhya Pradesh, 5077 MT in Delhi, 1967 MT in Haryana, 98 MT in Rajasthan, 1653 MT in Karnataka, 320 MT in Uttarakhand, 1550 MT in Tamil Nadu, 1190 MT in Andhra Pradesh, 225 MT in Punjab, 380 MT in Kerala, 1312 MT in Telangana, 38 MT in Jharkhand and 160 MT in Assam.
Traversing through the nation, Indian Railways has mapped different routes with oxygen supply locations and keeps itself ready with any emerging need of the states. States provide tankers to the Indian Railways for bringing LMO.
Furthermore, these trains are running on high priority Green Corridor, with the highest sense of urgency, and operational teams of various zones working round the clock in the most challenging circumstances to ensure that Oxygen reaches in the fastest possible time frame.
Technical stoppages have also been reduced to 1 minute for crew changes over different sections. Tracks are kept open and high alertness is maintained to ensure that Oxygen Express keeps zipping through.