NEW DELHI : The Railways has delivered over 19,408 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen in greater than 1,162 tankers to 39 cities in 15 states over the last month amid the second wave of the COVID-19 an infection, the nationwide transporter mentioned on Friday. So far, 289 Oxygen Express trains have accomplished their journey whereas 11 extra are on their approach carrying greater than 865 tonnes of the life-saving gasoline in 50 tankers.
Oxygen Express trains began their deliveries on April 24 with Maharashtra receiving a load of 126 tonnes. Among the southern states, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Telangana have obtained over 1,000 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen every.
These trains reached out to 15 states — specifically Uttarakhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Telangana, Punjab, Kerala, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Assam.
Till now, 614 tonnes of oxygen has been offloaded in Maharashtra, almost 3,731 tonnes in Uttar Pradesh, 656 tonnes in Madhya Pradesh, 5,185 tonnes in Delhi, 1,967 tonnes in Haryana, 98 tonnes in Rajasthan, 1,773 tonnes in Karnataka, 320 tonnes in Uttarakhand, 1,554 tonnes in Tamil Nadu, 1,268 tonnes in Andhra Pradesh, 225 tonnes in Punjab, 380 tonnes in Kerala, 1,432 tonnes in Telangana, 38 tonnes in Jharkhand and 160 tonnes in Assam.
The Indian Railways has mapped totally different routes with oxygen provide places and retains itself prepared with any rising want of the states. States present tankers to the Indian Railways for bringing liquid medical oxygen, the nationwide transporter mentioned in a launch
Crisscrossing the nation, the Railways is selecting up oxygen from Hapa, Baroda and Mundra in the West and Rourkela, (*39*), Tatanagar, Angul in the east and delivering Uttarakhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Telangana, Punjab, Kerala, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Assam in advanced operational route planning eventualities.
In order to be sure that oxygen aid reaches in the quickest time doable, the Railways is creating new requirements and unprecedented benchmarks in the working of Oxygen Express Freight Trains, the discharge said.
The common pace of these freight trains is approach above 55 kmph in most circumstances over lengthy distances.
Source : Pehal News