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News Entry# 451715
May 16 (11:57) Western Railway runs 25 oxygen express trains (mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com)
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Keeping pace with the Indian Railways’ efforts to run oxygen express trains to various destinations across the country, Western Railway has run 25 oxygen expresses carrying liquid medical oxygen (LMO), bringing relief to Covid patients and their families.According to Sumit Thakur, chief public relations officer of Western Railway, till now Western Railway has run 25 oxygen express trains and transported about 2,297 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen. These trains are given top priority and are run with all safety measures, oxygen being a cryogenic cargo. The trains run at an average speed of about 55 kmph and are given a green corridor so that they are able to reach their destination in the shortest possible time. Out of the 25 oxygen express trains, 23 were oxygen tanker trains (Ro–Ro services) consisting of 112 tankers while the other two were oxygen containers, \which carried 133 tonnes of LMO. It has provided relief...
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to the states of Maharashtra, Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.Thakur said that Western Railway ran the 25th oxygen express train for Delhi on May 14. It departed from Hapa in Gujarat at 1.25 am consisting of five tankers, which contained 89.33 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen and reached Delhi Cantt at 10 pm the same day. These tankers were provided by Reliance Industries, Jamnagar.With oxygen express, the railways is ensuring that medical oxygen is made available to Covid-19 patients, thus bringing respite to the patients who are in dire need of oxygen. Till May 13, 2021, Indian Railways has delivered nearly 7,115 MT of LMO in more than 444 tankers to various states across the country.
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