NEW DELHI: The Railways has delivered practically four,200 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen in additional than 268 tankers to numerous states since April 19, the nationwide transporter stated on Sunday.
So far, 68 ‘Oxygen Express‘ trains have accomplished their journeys, it stated.
Till now, 293 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) has been unloaded in Maharashtra, 1,230 tonnes in Uttar Pradesh, 271 tonnes to Madhya Pradesh, 555 tonnes in Haryana, 123 tonnes in Telangana, 40 tonnes in Rajasthan and 1,679 tonnes in Delhi, it stated.
The Railways additionally delivered oxygen to new cities together with Kanpur, which acquired 80 tonnes on Sunday.
“More loaded ‘Oxygen Expresses’ are expected to start their journeys later in the night,” the Railways stated.
The railways began working ‘Oxygen Express’ trains to move liquid medical oxygen final month when the nation reported acute scarcity of the life-saving fuel amid a lethal second Covid-19 wave.