Oxygen Express delivers 2,114.21 mt LMO to Kerala, Tamil Nadu

Oxygen Express delivers 2,114.21 mt LMO to Kerala, Tamil Nadu
Oxygen Express coming from Orissa reaches Madukkarai railway station in Coimbatore. PTI

Thiruvananthapuram: The Southern Railway has delivered 2,114.21 metric tonnes of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) to Tamil Nadu and Kerala through 32 'Oxygen Express' trains to help these states tide over the difficulties in supply during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Three Oxygen Express trains have so delivered 380.2 mt of oxygen to Kerala, a railway statement said here on Saturday.

All the three rakes were offloaded at Vallarpadam Container Terminal in Kochi.

The third Oxygen Express, loaded at Rourkela (Odisha) for the Vallarpadam Container Terminal, arrived at the destination on May 27, it said.

Meanwhile, as many as 29 loaded Oxygen Express trains have so far delivered 1,734.01 mt of LMO to Tamil Nadu.

The last two Oxygen Express trains from Rourkela reached the state with 116.85 mt of the life saving gas on May 29, it said.

Indian Railways has delivered more than 20,770mt of LMO in more than 1,237 tankers to various states across the country.

As many as 305 Oxygen Expresses have completed their journey so far and brought relief to various states.

A total of 614mt of oxygen has been offloaded in Maharashtra, nearly 3,731 mt in Uttar Pradesh, 656 mt in Madhya Pradesh, 5327 mt in Delhi, 1967 mt in Haryana, 98 mt in Rajasthan, 1994 mt in Karnataka, 320 mt in Uttarakhand,1734.01 mt in Tamil Nadu, 1668 mt in Andhra Pradesh, 225 mt in Punjab, 380.2 mt in Kerala, 1770 mt in Telangana, 38 mt in Jharkhand and 240 mt in Assam, it said.

Running on the high priority Green Corridor, with the highest sense of urgency, Railways is creating new standards and unprecedented benchmarks in running of Oxygen Express Freight Trains, the statement added.

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