South Central Railway continues its pivotal role in the Nation’s service through the rapid delivery of Medical Liquid Oxygen to the States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Overcoming unexpected challenges, Railways have successfully delivered 7,347.37 MT of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) through Oxygen Express trainsto Telangana and AP States till date i.e., 29nd June 2021.
Telangana State has received the first consignment of Medical Oxygen on 1st May, 2021 with delivery of 63.06 MTs of LMO. Since then, the state has received 3719.05 MTs of medical oxygenin 40 trains. Andhra Pradesh State received the first consignment of Medical Oxygen on 15th May, 2021 with delivery of 40 MTs of LMO. Since then, the state has received 3628.32 MTsof medical oxygen in 56 trains.
In order to meet the Medical Oxygen requirement of the States in an effective manner, the Oxygen Express trains were operated from both the Eastern and Western parts of the Nation. 80 MTsof LMO was transported from the state of West Bengal, 684. 5 MTs from Chhattisgarh,1288 MTs from Jharkhand,1793.10 MTsfrom Gujarat and 3501.77 MTs from Odisha.
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 transport 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 speed of runningfor these trains has been over 60 kmph.
Shri Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, SCR complimented the Officers and Staff for excellent work being donetowards delivering Medical Oxygen 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.