‘Oxygen Express’ trains carry 9440 tonnes of oxygen so far: Ministry of Railways

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New Delhi, 16 May: Indian Railways has so far supplied more than 9440 MT of oxygen for medical use to 13 states through 150 ‘Oxygen Express’ trains.

The Railway Ministry issued an official statement on Sunday, saying that 150 Oxygen Express have completed their journey so far under this campaign. With the help of 590 tankers, these ‘Oxygen Express’ trains have transported 9440 metric tonnes of medical oxygen to 13 states.

It is noteworthy that the Railways started its oxygen campaign 20 days ago, ie on 24 April, by delivering the first consignment of 126 metric tonnes of oxygen to Maharashtra.

The statement in the ministry said that 12 loaded Oxygen Expresses were moving towards their destinations carrying 559 tankers with more than 970 metric tonnes of medical oxygen. The southern states of Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu have seen a major increase in the supply of oxygen, with several oxygen expresses arriving last night and today. Incidentally, the NCR region surpassed the transportation of more than 5000 metric tons of oxygen. Oxygen Express has been carrying around 800 MT of oxygen every day for the last few days. Kerala has got its first Oxygen Express at Ernakulam with 118 MT of oxygen.

According to the statement, 521 MT in Maharashtra, about 2525 MT in Uttar Pradesh, 430 MT in Madhya Pradesh, 1228 MT in Haryana, 389 MT in Telangana, 40 MT in Rajasthan, 361 MT in Karnataka, Uttarakhand.

More than 200 metric tonnes of oxygen has been supplied in Kerala, 118 metric tonnes in Kerala, 151 metric tonnes in Tamil Nadu, 116 metric tonnes in Andhra Pradesh and 3320 metric tonnes in Delhi.