Oxygen Expresses have delivered 4,200 MT of oxygen to six states in more than 268 tankers
Bengaluru: The Oxygen Express, created by the Railways to transport oxygen to several parts of the country, is only a boon.
As per a Swarajya report, it has so far delivered 4,200 metric tonne Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) to Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Delhi.
It is to be noted that 68 Oxygen Expresses have already completed their journey so far in delivering this 4,200 MT of oxygen to these six states in more than 268 tankers following requests made to the Indian Railways.
Till now, 1,679 MT has been offloaded in Delhi, 1,230 MT in UP, 555 MT in Haryana, 293 MT in Maharashtra, 271 MT in Madhya Pradesh, 123 MT in Telangana and 40 MT in Rajasthan.
Oxygen is now being delivered by Railways to new cities like Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh which received 80 MT of LMO on Sunday, the Railway Ministry said.
"Running of a new Oxygen Express 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," the Ministry said.
Railways deploys coaches, beds:
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.
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Last Updated May 10, 2021, 1:52 PM IST