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103/2021-22 18-05-2021
Chennai
Indian Railways delivers more than 9440 MT of oxygen to the Nation 151.4 tonnes of Oxygen delivered to Tamil Nadu


Indian Railways delivers more than 9440 MT of oxygen to the Nation

151.4 tonnes of Oxygen delivered to Tamil Nadu

117.9 tonnes of Oxygen delivered to Kerala

Southern Railway arranges timely dispatch of empty tankers/containers for Oxygen refill

Tamil Nadu received its third loaded Oxygen Express from Tata Nagar (PSTA) siding in Jharkhand at Inland Container Depot, Tondiarpet in Chennai with 2 containers carrying 40 tonnes of LMO at 10.30 hours today (16-5-2021).

With this, the total Oxygen delivered for Tamil Nadu is 151.4 Tonnes.

The fourth and fifth loaded oxygen express from Rourkela and Tata Steel Siding, Kalinganagar in Odisha are in transit and are expected to arrive tomorrow. The loaded oxygen express from Rourkela will deliver 5 loaded tankers with nearly 79 tonnes of oxygen to Tamilnadu. The loaded oxygen express from Tata Steel siding will deliver 4 loaded oxygen containers with 80 tonnes to Inland Container Depot, Tondiarpet in Chennai.

An Oxygen express rake has been dispatched today from Tondiarpet with four empty containers to Rourkela in Odisha.

Oxygen Express for Kerala

Kerala received its first loaded oxygen express carrying 6 Oxygen containers (117.9 tonnes) dispatched from Tata Steel Siding in Kalinganagar, Odisha. It reached its destination, Vallarpadam Container Terminal in Kochi at 03.42 hrs  today (16th May 2021) and unloading is in progress.  The empty rake will be dispatched to Rourkela.

Indian Railways endeavour to deliver as much LMO as possible in the shortest time possible to the requesting states.

Since the operation of Oxygen Express started Indian Railway has delivered more than 9440 MT of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) to various states across the nation by running 150 oxygen expresses.Oxygen Expresses have been delivering nearly 800 MT of LMO to the Nation each day for last few days.

Oxygen has been delivered by rail to 13 states. So far 521 MT of oxygen has been offloaded in Maharashtra, nearly 2525 MT in Uttar Pradesh, 430 MT in Madhya Pradesh, 1228 MT in Haryana, 389 MT in Telangana, 40 MT in Rajasthan, 361 MT in Karnataka, 200 MT in Uttarakhand, 151 MT in Tamil Nadu, 118 MT in Kerala, 116 MT in Andhra Pradesh and more than 3320 MT in Delhi.

Railway has mapped different routes with oxygen supply locations and keep itself ready with any emerging need of the States. Tankers to the Indian Railways for bringing LMO are provided by the states.

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