- 6 tankers loaded at Rourkela, Odisha reaches Sanathnagar today
The Ninth Oxygen Express to Hyderabad reached Sanathnagar Goods Complex today i.e., 20th May, 2021. The train has brought 119.45 metric tons of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) filled in 6 tankers. So far, 774.37 Metric tons of LMO has been transported with nine Oxygen Express trains.
The Ninth Oxygen Express was transported from Rourkela, Odisha for a distance of 1320 kms in a short period of around 22 hours, with the train travelling at an average speed of 60 kmph from its originating 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 train.
With Indian Railways operating these Oxygen Express trains along the Green Corridors, all these trains have been running with minimal Enroute detentions. Adequate precautions are being taken so as to ensure that the Cryogenic cargo is safely transported across various states. Simultaneously, both the movement of the train along with the supporting infrastructure is being monitored closely so as to ensure that the Oxygen Express trains reach their destination States at the least possible duration.
Shri Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, SCR has assured that the Railways is taking all necessary steps to ensure that the Oxygen Express trains reaches in the fastest possible time. He said that the movement of these trains is being given the highest sense of urgency, with multi-disciplinary teams working round the clock to ensure speedy delivery. He also appreciated the staff and officers for the coordination and liaison being maintained with the state governments of both originating and destination stations for expediting the supply of oxygen by these trains.