· A total of 33 Oxygen Express trains brings 3,052 MT of LMO in 163 tankers
· SCR delivers more than 6,000 MT of Medical Oxygen to the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh
Indian Railways continuous endeavor to find new solutions to serve the nation and overcome unexpected challenges has once again been strengthened with the supply of Medical Oxygen to the state of Telangana (within SCR) crossing 3,000 MT of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO). As on date i.e., 15th June 2021, a cumulative total of 3,052 MT of LMO has been delivered at Sanath Nagar in Hyderabad city for the State of Telangana through Oxygen Express trains.
In order to meet the Medical Oxygen requirement of the State in an effective manner, the Oxygen Express trains have been operated from both from the Eastern and Western parts of the Nation. As a result, till date 3,052 MT have been brought in 163 tankers through 33 trains to the State. While 1,885 MT of LMO (104 tankers) was supplied from the state of Odisha, Jharkhand – 680 MT (34 tankers), Chhattisgarh – 282 MT (14 tankers) and Gujarat – 205 MT (11 tankers) have supplied the rest of Medical Oxygen to Telangana.
To meet the Medical Oxygen requirements of the State within the fastest possible time, Indian Railways have been operating these trains along the Green Corridors to ensure minimum transportation time. 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.
Incidentally, the Oxygen Express has also delivered more than 3,000 MT of Liquid Medical Oxygen to the State of Andhra Pradesh within the jurisdiction of SCR. As a result, a cumulative total 6,182 MT of Medical Oxygen delivered has been delivered to the two Telugu states within the South Central Railways.
Shri Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, SCR complimented the Officers and Staff who have contributed towards delivering the Medical Oxygen to the state of Telangana during these critical times. He said that these trains are being operated with a highest sense of urgency so as to ensure that Medical Oxygen to the States reaches in fastest possible time frame. He advised the team to continue same level of monitoring so as to provide hassle-free and seamless operation of these trains.