The Indian Railways has run its 100th oxygen express, delivering the all-important gas to several states
Bengaluru: The Indian Railways has jumped to ferry oxygen to those who need it.
It has kept on delivering oxygen tankers to different parts of the country.
Now, it has delivered more oxygen through its hundredth oxygen express.
A statement from the Railways said that 407 MT of LMO had been offloaded in Maharashtra, nearly 1680 MT in UP, 360 MT in MP, 939 MT in Haryana, 123 MT in Telangana, 40 MT in Rajasthan, 120 MT in Karnataka and more than 2404 MT in Delhi.
The first oxygen express to Uttarakhand reached last night with 120 MT of Oxygen from Tatanagar in Jharkhand.
Oxygen express to Pune also reached with 55 MT of oxygen from Angul (Odisha) late last night.
Running of new Oxygen is a very dynamic exercise and figures keep getting updated all the time. More loaded Oxygen Expresses are expected to start their journeys later in the night.
Indian Railways provides isolation coaches:
Indian Railways, which has been at the forefront of helping people in the ongoing covid crisis, has now deployed 4000 coaches with 64000 beds across the country.
These coaches are placed at railway stations across the country.
It has to be noted that it was last year that the railway ministry began converting railway coaches into isolation units as the virus first broke out in India.
Now as the second wave peaks, the railways has begun to put them back in use.
Earlier, it was reported that the governments of Maharashtra and many such states have sought the positioning of these coaches in these stations to meet the treatment of the patients.
As per an Economic Times report, in Delhi alone, 50 coaches with 800 beds are deployed at Shakurbasti station, where four patients are currently admitted, while 25 coaches with 400 beds are stationed at Anand Vihar Termina.
Last Updated May 12, 2021, 5:25 PM IST