Oxygen Express trains start using 20 feet containers
The South Eastern Railway’s Oxygen Express train left from Tatanagar for Okhla near Delhi on Saturday carrying 120 tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen.
The medical oxygen was carried in six 20 feet containers, being used for the first time for transportation.
Another Oxygen Express train left Rourkela on its way to Faridabad carrying 82.71 tonnes of LMO in seven tankers.
So far, South Eastern Railway has run 30 Oxygen Express trains from Bokaro Steel City, Tatanagar and Rourkela despatching a total of 1500 tonnes of liquid oxygen towards Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi.
Out of the total 30 Oxygen Express trains, 13 trains have been run between Bokaro and Lucknow, seven trains between Bokaro and Bhopal/Jabalpur and one from Bokaro to Bareilly.
Apart from this, four trains have originated from Tatanagar for Lucknow, one train from Tatanagar to Okhla and four trains have moved from Rourkela to Faridabad.
The liquid oxygen is supplied by Linde India, a leading manufacturer of oxygen and other industrial gases.
Sanjay Ghosh, chief public relations officer of South Eastern Railway said," More Oxygen Express trains will run in due course of time as per the requirements of oxygen for treatment of Covid patients by various state governments."