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138/2021-22 29-05-2021
Indian Railways deliver 19408 MT of LMO to the Nation Southern Railway delivers nearly 2000 MT of LMO for the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala


Indian Railways deliver 19408 MT of LMO to the Nation

Southern Railway delivers nearly 2000 MT of LMO

for the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala

Southern Railway has delivered nearly 1997.36 MT of LMO for the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

For Tamil Nadu 1617.16 MT of LMO has been delivered through 27 Oxygen Express trains.

The twenty-sixth Oxygen Express from Jindal Steel Siding, Dolvi, Maharastra with 4 containers carrying 70.31 MT arrived at Inland Container Depot, Tondiarpet at 5.30 hours of today (28-5-2021). The twenty-seventh Oxygen Express also dispatched from Jindal Steel Siding, Dolvi with 3 containers carrying 63.86 MT arrived at Tondiarpet at 18.30 hours today (28-5-2021).

Two more loaded rakes for Tamil Nadu, o­ne with 4 containers carrying 85.83 MT and the other with 2 tankers carrying 31.02 MT,  dispatched from Rourkela are in transit.

As of date, Inland Container Depot, Tondiarpet handled 19 loaded Oxygen Express rakes carrying 1192.95 MT of LMO. o­ne rake each was delivered to Tondiarpet Goods Yard (30.5MT) and Tiruvallur (31.4 MT).  Also, o­ne Oxygen Express each delivered to Milavattan (78.82 MT), Vadipatti (79.31 MT) and Kudal Nagar (66.12 MT).  Madukkarai near Coimbatore received three Oxygen Express rakes carrying a total of 138.06 MT.

Oxygen Express for Kerala

Kerala received its first loaded oxygen express carrying 6 Oxygen containers (117.9 MT) from Tata Steel Siding in Kalinganagar, Odisha o­n 16-05-2021 at Vallarpadam Container Terminal, Kochi. The second Oxygen Express for Kerala from Rourkela carrying 128.66 MT in 7 containers arrived at Vallarpadam Container Terminal, Kochi o­n 22-5-2021. The third Oxygen Express loaded at Rourkela (Odisha) for Vallarpadam Container Terminal, Kochi with 7 Containers carrying 133.64 MT of  LMO arrived at the destination o­n 27- 5-2021.

These three Oxygen Express trains delivered 380.2 MT of Oxygen to Kerala.

Indian Railways has delivered more than 19408 MT of LMO in more than 1162 tankers to various state across the country. 289 Oxygen Expresses have completed their journey so far.   614 MT of Oxygen has been offloaded in Maharashtra, nearly 3731 MT in Uttar Pradesh, 656 MT in Madhya Pradesh, 5185 MT in Delhi, 1967 MT in Haryana, 98 MT in Rajasthan, 1773 MT in Karnataka, 320 MT in Uttarakhand, 1617.16 MT in Tamil Nadu, 1268 MT in Andhra Pradesh, 225 MT in Punjab, 380.2 MT in Kerala, 1432 MT in Telangana, 38 MT in Jharkhand and 160 MT in Assam.

Running o­n high priority Green Corridor, with a highest sense of urgency, Railways is creating new standards and unprecedented benchmarks in running of Oxygen Express Freight Trains. The average speed of these critical Freight trains is way above 55 in most cases over long distances. Running of new Oxygen is a very dynamic exercise and figures keep getting updated all the time.

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