The second Oxygen Express to Hyderabad has reached Sanathnagar Goods Complex today i.e., 4th May, 2021. The train brought 60.23 metric tons of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) filled in 4 tankers. These tanks were earlier sent in empty condition from the Sanathnagar Goods Complex on 29th April, 2021.
The Second Oxygen Express was transported from Angul, Odisha for a distance of 1334 kms in a short period of around 31 hours, with the train travelling at an average speed of 43 kmph from its starting station. To ensure that the train reaches the destination at the fastest possible time, Railways have created a green corridor route for uninterrupted and fast movement of these oxygen special trains.
Further, as Liquid Medical Oxygen is a cryogenic cargo, transportation of the tankers by Railways was carried out taking into consideration like limitations with regard to maximum speed at which it can be carried, maximum acceleration & deceleration. In addition, route mapping was done so as to ensure that the movement of tankers by railways is smooth with regard to curves, adequate height clearance along the route of ROBs, RUBs, FOBs, etc.
Indian Railways have initiated operating Oxygen Express trains across the country, during these critical times, to provide safe, secure, hassle-free and fast transportation of Oxygen to the different parts of the country. These trains are operated at the request of the State Governments. Accordingly, both the Oxygen Express trains from Telangana were operated in both directions (empty & loaded condition) from Hyderabad area to Odisha.
Shri Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, SCR complemented the officials for focused action in running the Oxygen Express trains and prompt delivery of the LMO without any detention. He advised all the Divisions to be attentive and proactive to meet the needs of running the Oxygen Express Trains.