The Indian Railways has helped deliver 450 tonnes of oxygen to different parts of the country with the help of Oxygen Express
Bengaluru: Indian Railways continues to supply oxygen to different parts of the country.
This time, the Oxygen Express train delivered 70 tonnes of oxygen to Delhi from Raigarh. It was carrying the gas on 4 tankers.
Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said on his Twitter account, "#OxygenExpress has reached Delhi from Raigarh, Chhattisgarh with Oxygen for patients in the capital. Indian Railways is leaving no stone unturned in our collective fight against COVID-19, & ensuring sufficient availability of life-saving resources across the country".
In all, till date, the railways has helped deliver 450 tonnes of the important gas all over the country.
The Indian Railways set up the Oxygen Express to cater to the demand for oxygen:
The Oxygen Express has been transporting Liquid Medical Oxygen and Oxygen cylinders to states across the country that are facing a shortage.
Last week, as the scarcity was flagged off, ten empty tankers were moved from either Kalamboli or Boisar near Mumbai and sent to either Jamshedpur or Rourkela or Bokaro and Vizag for loading liquid medical oxygen tankers from there.
Ramps were being built at Vizag, Angul and Bhilai, and the existing ramp at Kalamboli was being strengthened.
To facilitate easy and smooth transport of oxygen across the country, a Green Corridor was also created. This only ensures fast movement of Oxygen Express trains and secure supply of medical oxygen in bulk and rapidly to patients.
On Sunday (April 18), Western Railway held a trial at Boisar, where a loaded tanker was placed on a flat wagon, and all the required measurements were taken.
Road tanker T1618 with a height of 3320 mm was found to be feasible to be placed on flat wagons with a height of 1290 mm, taking into account the size of Road Over Bridges and Over Head Equipment at specific locations.
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Last Updated Apr 27, 2021, 1:33 PM IST