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SCR Operates 100 Oxygen Express Services and Delivers over 7,684 MT of Liquid Medical Oxygen

· Telangana state receives 4,055 MT of LMO

· Andhra Pradesh State receives 3,628 MT of LMO in SCR

South Central Railway is o­n a mission mode to serve the cause of Nation through the prompt delivery of Medical Oxygen to the States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. SCR has successfully delivered 7,684.29 MT of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) to the two Telugu States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh overcoming the several challenges during the pandemic period . Till date i.e., 2nd July, 2021, While 4,055.97 MT of LMO was delivered to the State of Telangana, another 3,628.32 MT of LMO was transported 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 100 Oxygen Express trains were run and 431 tankers have brought 7,684.29 MT of LMO to the two states. In terms of the sourcing states, 3838.69 MT was sourced from Odisha, while 1,793.10 MT was sourced from Gujarat, followed by 1,288 MT of LMO from Jharkhand, 684.5 MT from Chhattisgarh and another 80 MT from West Bengal.

With regard to the States where the Medical Oxygen was delivered by Railways, a cumulative total of 3,628.32 MT of LMO has been delivered at Guntur, Krishnapatnam Port and Tadipatri in Andhra Pradesh, while 4,055.97 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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