The oxygen expresses, being run by the Indian Railways, have played a phenomenal role in supplying oxygen to different parts of the country
Bengaluru: The oxygen expresses, being run by the Indian Railways, have played a phenomenal role in supplying oxygen to different parts of the country.
Till date, it has helped deliver nearly 13319 MT of LMO in more than 814 tankers to various states across the country.
Additionally, it might be noted that 208 oxygen expresses have completed their journey so far and brought relief to various States.
Till the time of this release, 13 loaded Oxygen Expresses on run with more than 1018 MT of LMO.
Oxygen Expresses have been delivering nearly 800 MT of LMO to the Nation each day for last few days.
It is Indian Railways endeavour to deliver as much LMO as possible in the shortest time possible to the requesting states.
Oxygen relief by Oxygen Expresses reached out to 13 states namely Uttarakhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Telangana, Punjab, Kerala, Delhi & Uttar Pradesh.
It may be noted that Oxygen Expresses started their deliveries 27 days back on 24th April in Maharashtra with a load of 126 MT.
Criss crossing the country, Indian Railways is picking up oxygen from places like Hapa, Baroda, Mundra in the West and Rourkela, Durgapur, Tatanagar, Angul in the East and then delivering it to States of Uttarakhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Telangana, Punjab, Kerala, Delhi & Uttar Pradesh in complex operational route planning scenarios.
In order to ensure that Oxygen relief reaches in the fastest time possible, Railways is creating new standards and unprecedented benchmarks in running of Oxygen Express Freight Trains. The average speed of these critical Freight trains is way above 55 in most cases over long distances. Running on high priority Green Corridor, with a highest sense of urgency, operational teams of various zones are working round the clock in most challenging circumstances to ensure that Oxygen reaches in fastest possible time frame. Technical stoppages have been reduced to 1 minute for crew changes over different sections.
Last Updated May 21, 2021, 4:53 PM IST