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Oxygen Express trains transport 450 million tonnes of oxygen

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One Oxygen Express train carrying four tankers is expected to reach Delhi from Raigarh (Chhattisgarh) on Tuesday (Image courtesy: PIB)

Since the first train of empty tankers left for Vizag from Mumbai region just a few days back, Indian Railways has transported more than 302 MT of oxygen safely and securely to various states across India. Another 154 MT Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) is on its way, taking the cumulative transportation by Oxygen Expresses to beyond 450 M tonnes by Tuesday morning. 

One Oxygen Express train carrying four tankers is expected to reach Delhi from Raigarh (Chhattisgarh) on Tuesday.

Another Oxygen Express is currently on the run from Bokaro (Jharkhand) to Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) carrying 90 MT of LMO (in five tankers) and is expected to reach Lucknow by Tuesday morning.

Another empty rake will depart from Lucknow to Bokaro to bring one more set of oxygen tankers.

For the residents of Maharashtra, a train carrying 44 MT (in three tankers) has reached Kalamboli (near Mumbai) from Hapa (Rajkot, Gujarat) on Monday.

Indian Railways said that it is responding to all requests received from state governments and is in constant touch with the respective authorities for additional oxygen train requirements.

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