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195/2021-2216-06-2021
Chennai
Southern Railway delivers nearly 6000 MT of LMO for Tamil Nadu & Kerala through 77 Oxygen Express trains and 322 Containers/tankers


Over 5500 MT of LMO in 295 containers/tankers delivered for Tamil Nadu through 73 Oxygen Express trains

513.72 MT of LMO in 27 containers/tankers delivered for Kerala through 4 Oxygen Express trains

55 Empty rakes from Tamil Nadu & 4 Empty rakes from Kerala dispatched for LMO refill

As o­n date Southern Railway has delivered a total of 5947.86 MT of LMO for Tamil Nadu and Kerala through 77 Oxygen Express trains since 14th May 2021 when the first loaded oxygen express arrived.

Delivery of LMO for Tamil Nadu crosses 5500 MT.  73 Oxygen Express trains deliver  5518.03 MT of LMO for Tamil Nadu .

69th Oxygen Express loaded at Bhilai (Chhattisgarh) for Chennai Harbour with 6 containers carrying 108.4 MT of  LMO arrived at the destination at 19:20 hours of 14-06-2021.    

70th Oxygen Express loaded at Rourkela (Odisha) for Inland Container Depot, Tondiarpet with 6 containers carrying 114.98 MT of  LMO arrived at the destination at 22:40 hours of 14-06-2021.

71st Oxygen Express loaded at Container Corporation Siding at Mandir Hasaud, near Raipur (Chattisgarh) for  Inland Container Depot, Tondiarpet with 4 containers carrying 80 MT of  LMO arrived at the destination at 06:20 hours of 15-06-2021.

72nd Oxygen Express loaded at Rourkela (Odisha) for Irugur Container Siding (near Coimbatore) with 4 containers carrying 77.78 MT of LMO arrived at the destination at 07:25 hours of 15-6-2021.

73rd Oxygen Express loaded at Jindal Steel Siding, Dolvi, Maharastra for Chennai Harbour with 4 tankers carrying 83.89 MT of LMO arrived at the destination at 15.10 hours of 15-06-2021.

Station wise break-up of Cumulative quantity of LMO delivered:

As of date, Inland Container Depot, Tondiarpet handled 32 loaded Oxygen Express rakes carrying 2364.94 MT of LMO. Chennai Harbour handled sixteen rakes delivering 1481.76 MT of LMO.

Madukkarai near Coimbatore handled seven Oxygen Express carrying a total of 333.02 MT of LMO.

Tiruchchirappalli Goods Yard (368.57 MT) and Kudalnagar (276.94 MT) received four rakes each.

Irugur Siding (240.11 MT) handled three rakes while two rakes each were handled at Milavattan (143.96 MT) and) and Salem Container Depot (167.52 MT).One rake each was delivered to Tondiarpet Goods Yard (30.5MT), Tiruvallur (31.4 MT) and Vadipatti (79.31 MT).

As for further Oxygen Express trains, two loaded rakes for Tamil Nadu, with 154.56 MT of LMO, are in transit.

Containers/tankers delivered & Empty rakes run

As of date, 322 containers/tankers carrying LMO were delivered of which 295 containers/tankers were delivered to various Tamil Nadu destinations. 27 containers/tankers delivered for Kerala were offloaded at Vallarpadam Container Terminal.

In the o­ngoing operation of running Oxygen Express trains, States provide support through dispatch of empty containers/tankers for refill.  Southern Railway has dispatched 59 such rakes carrying empty containers/tankers, 55 rakes from Tamil Nadu and 4 from Kerala.

Oxygen Express for Kerala

So far, four oxygen Express trains delivered 513.72 MT of Oxygen to Kerala.  All the three rakes were offloaded at Vallarpadam Container Terminal, Kochi. The fourth rake with 7 containers carrying 133.72 MT of LMO arrived at Vallarpadam o­n 01-06-2021.


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