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South Eastern Railway runs 158 Oxygen Express trains

Of these, Chakradharpur division took care of the bulk, dispatched 110
An Oxygen Express train at Tatanagar railway station.
An Oxygen Express train at Tatanagar railway station.
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Pinaki Majumdar   |   Jamshedpur   |   Published 30.05.21, 05:28 PM

The Chakradharpur division of South Eastern Railway (SER) is continuing to spread hope in the form of  delivering liquid medical oxygen (LMO) for Covid patients, having sent, as of Sunday, 110 Oxygen Express trains  to various parts of the country.

Records available with SER's headquarters at Garden Reach, Calcutta, suggested that so far, Chakradharpur division  has dispatched more than 8,996 metric tonne (MT) liquid medical oxygen in more than 575 tankers/containers to various states across the country.


"It is the endeavor of South Eastern Railway to deliver as much as possible liquid medical oxygen in the shortest time to fulfill requirements of various states. Till Sunday noon, SER as a whole has dispatched 158 Oxygen Express trains. Out of three main liquid medical oxygen  loading points under SER’s jurisdiction, Tatanagar dispatched 5,343 MT, Rourkela 3,773 MT and Bokaro 2,094 MT, " said Sanjay Ghosh, chief public relations officer of SER.

From the South Eastern Railway zone,Oxygen Express trains moved out to 12 states -  Uttarakhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Telangana, Punjab, Kerala, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Assam.

"Indian Railways has mapped different routes with oxygen supply locations and keeps itself ready with any emerging need of the states, " said the CPRO.

Notably, in order to ensure that oxygen relief reaches in the fastest time possible, railways is creating new standards and unprecedented benchmarking in running  Oxygen Express trains by high-priority green corridor with a highest sense of urgency.  

Operational teams of this zone are working round-the-clock in most challenging circumstances to ensure that oxygen reaches in fastest possible time frame.

Rajdhani Express cancellation

The Railway Board on Sunday notified extension of cancellation of Bhubaneswar- New Delhi Rajdhani special train ( 02823/ 02824) which goes via Tatanagar. 

The Up train ( 02823 ) will remain cancelled on June 3, 4, 7 and 10 while the return train ( 02824) will remain cancelled on June 3, 5, 8 and 10.

Railway officials said the train will remain cancelled till further notice.

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