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813 Tonnes Medical Oxygen Delivered Across India Since April 19: Railways

Railways additionally has 4,176 COVID care coaches prepared for sufferers with delicate signs. (Representational)

New Delhi:

The Indian Railways has delivered 813 tonnes of medical oxygen throughout the nation since April 19, Railway Board Chairman Suneet Sharma stated on Saturday.

Fourteen Oxygen Expresses have already accomplished their journey and 5 extra loaded trains are on the run carrying 342 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen in 18 tankers.

Further, six tankers for Delhi, 5 for Telangana, three for Uttar Pradesh, two every for Madhya Pradesh and Haryana are presently on the run, Mr Sharma stated.

Haryana on Saturday acquired its first and second Oxygen Express trains carrying 79 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen in 5 tankers. The third Oxygen Express prepare carrying 30.6 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) in two tankers has already begun its journey from Angul and is on its strategy to Haryana.

Madhya Pradesh acquired its second Oxygen Express carrying 70.77 tonnes of the life-saving fuel to Jabalpur and Sagar from Bokaro on Friday. The third Oxygen Express to Jabalpur carrying 22.19 tonne of oxygen is on its means from Rourkela and is anticipated to succeed in Jabalpur by Saturday night time, the railway board chairman stated.

Uttar Pradesh will obtain its eighth Oxygen Express from Bokaro carrying 44.88 tonnes of oxygen in three tankers. Uttar Pradesh has acquired round 355 tonnes of oxygen thus far and extra is on its strategy to Lucknow. Delhi will obtain 120 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen in six tankers from Durgapur in a day, Mr Sharma stated.

The first Oxygen Express for Telangana carrying 124.26 tonnes of LMO is at present on its means from Angul.

“So far, Indian Railways has delivered more than 813 tonnes liquid medical oxygen (LMO) to Maharashtra (174 Tonne), Uttar Pradesh (355 Tonne), Madhya Pradesh (134.77 Tonne), Delhi (70 Tonne) and Haryana (79 Tonne). Telangana will start receiving their Oxygen Express shortly,” Mr Sharma stated.

He additionally stated the Railways has 4,176 COVID care coaches prepared for sufferers with delicate signs of COVID-19 illness. Of the 75 coaches with 1,200 beds are in place for Delhi, 50 coaches are at Shakur Basti station and the remainder at Anand Vihar. Five sufferers admitted in these coaches, he stated.

In Maharashtra’s Nandurbar, 24 coaches have been deployed which are actually serving 92 sufferers, whereas in Madhya Pradesh, 40 coaches in Bhopal have 30 sufferers and 22 coaches in Indore have six sufferers.

The railways has additionally saved in readiness 30 coaches in Punjab’s Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Amritsar, 21 in Madhya Pradesh’s Jabalpur and 10 coaches in Nagaland’s Kohima.

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