Southern Railway delivers over 1000 MT of LMO for Tamil Nadu through 18 Oxygen Express trains. With the arrival of 4 more loaded rakes today (23-5-2021), the total Oxygen supplied to Tamil Nadu now stands at 1024.18 MT.
The fifteenth loaded Oxygen Express with 6 tankers (86.98 MT) from Rourkela arrived at Inland Container Depot, Tondiarpet at 00:05 hours of today (23-05-2021).
The sixteenth loaded Oxygen Express dispatched from Rourkela with 84.1 MT in 4 containers arrived at Tondiarpet today (23-05-2021) at 11.45 hours.
The seventeenth loaded Oxygen Express from Rourkela with 64.3 MT in 3 containers arrived at Tondiarpet at 12.40 hours today (23-05-2021).
The eighteenth loaded Oxygen Express with 3 loaded tankers (19.54 MT) from Rourkela arrived at Madukkarai near Coimbatore arrived at 12.45 hours today (23.05.2021).
To date, Inland Container Depot, Tondiarpet has handled 13 loaded Oxygen Express trains that delivered a total of 785.87 MT of LMO. Two Oxygen Express trains delivered 48.78 MT of LMO at Madukkarai, one Oxygen Express each at Vadipatti (79.31 MT), Milavattan (78.82 MT ) and Tiruvallur (31.4 MT ).
Oxygen Express for Kerala
Kerala received its first loaded oxygen express carrying 6 Oxygen containers (117.9 MT) dispatched from Tata Steel Siding in Kalinganagar, Odisha on 16-05-2021 at Vallarpadam Container Terminal, Kochi.
The second Oxygen Express for Kerala dispatched from Rourkela carrying 128.66 MT in 7 containers arrived at Vallarpadam Container Terminal, Kochi on 22-5-2021.
With this, the total Oxygen delivered for Kerala is 246.56 MT through two Oxygen Express trains.
Indian Railways has delivered more than 15284 MT of LMO in more than 936 tankers to various states across the country. 234 Oxygen Expresses have completed their journey so far and brought relief to various States. 614 MT of Oxygen has been offloaded in Maharashtra, nearly 3609 MT in Uttar Pradesh, 566 MT in Madhya Pradesh, 4300 MT in Delhi, 1759 MT in Haryana, 98 MT in Rajasthan, 1063 MT in Karnataka, 320 MT in Uttarakhand, 1024.18 MT in Tamil Nadu, 642 MT in Andhra Pradesh, 153 MT in Punjab, 246.56 MT in Kerala, 976 MT in Telangana and 80 MT in Assam.
Running on high priority Green Corridor, with the highest sense of urgency, operational teams of various zones are working round the clock in most challenging circumstances to ensure that Oxygen reaches the fastest possible time frame. Technical stoppages have been reduced to 1 minute for crew changes over different sections. In order to ensure that Oxygen relief reaches in the fastest time possible, Railways is creating new standards and unprecedented benchmarks in running Oxygen Express Freight Trains. The average speed of these critical Freight trains is way above 55 in most cases over long distances.