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Oxygen Express: 150 tons of oxygen transported in 10 containers in last 24 hours

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Railways have supplied around 150 tonnes of Liquid Dental Oxygen (LMO) through 10 containers in various states in the last 24 hours. The railway gave this information on Saturday. Oxygen Express trains arrived in Nashik and Lucknow on Saturday carrying liquid medical oxygen (LMO) for supplies to Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh.

He told that some containers were kept in Nagpur and Varanasi on the way to supply oxygen to these areas. Railways said that the third Oxygen Express started its journey from Lucknow on Saturday morning. Andhra Pradesh and Delhi are in consultation with the Railways to run more such trains. The Oxygen Express service was launched from April 21.

“Currently, LMO-filled tankers in Visakhapatnam and Bokaro are being transported through the Ro-Ro service of the Indian Railways,” the railways said in a statement. He said, “To meet the requirement of medical oxygen in Uttar Pradesh, a green corridor has been built between Lucknow to Varanasi for the movement of trains. A distance of 270 kilometers was covered in four hours and 20 minutes at a speed of 62.35 kilometers per hour via train.

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In the last 24 hours, a total of 10 containers were transported with around 150 tonnes of oxygen. The Indian Railways will continue to operate the Oxygen Express train for the next few days to carry liquid medical oxygen and oxygen cylinders in the wake of severe oxygen shortage amidst increasing cases of Kovid-19.

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