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SCR delivers over 5,000 MT of Medical Oxygen

· 66 Oxygen Express trains delivers Medical Oxygen in 293 Tankers

· Telangana state receives 2,605 MT of LMO

· Andhra Pradesh State receives 2,440 MT of LMO in SCR

South Central Railway continues to play a vital role in the Nation’s service through the speedy delivery of Medical Oxygen to the States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Overcoming all challenges, SCR has successfully delivered 5,045 MT of Liquid Medical Oxygen to the two Telugu States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Till date i.e., 7th June 2021, While 2,605 MT of LMO was delivered to the State of Telangana, another 2,440 MT of LMO was supplied to Andhra Pradesh.

In order to meet the Medical Oxygen requirement of the States in an effective manner, the Oxygen Express trains have been operated from both from the Eastern and Western parts of the Nation. A total of 66 Oxygen Express trains loaded with 293 tankers have helped in bringing 5,045 MT of LMO to the two states. In terms of the sourcing states, 2,828 MT from Odisha was sourced from Odisha, while 1,208 MT of LMO was sourced from Jharkhand, followed by 929 MT from Gujarat and another 80 MT from West Bengal.

With regard to the States where the Medical Oxygen was delivered by Railways, a cumulative total of 2,440 MT of LMO has been delivered at Guntur, Krishnapatnam Port and Tadipatri in Andhra Pradesh, while 2,605 MT of LMO has been delivered at Sanath Nagar Goods Complex in Telangana.

Indian Railways have been operating these trains along the Green Corridors so that the Medical Oxygen requirements of the State can be met at the fastest possible time frame and with minimum enroute detentions. Multi-disciplinary teams have also been formed to ensure that the Oxygen trains reach at the least possible time. As a result, the average time taken to transport these trains has been over 60 kmph.

Shri Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, SCR appreciated the efforts of the Officers and Staff who have planned and executed “green corridor” system for speedy delivery of the Medical Oxygen to the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. He said that these Oxygen Express services are being operated with a highest priority to ensure that Medical Oxygen to the States reaches in fastest possible time schedules. He advised the SCR team to continue the focus in monitoring so as to provide hassle-free and seamless operation of these trains.

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