Bhubaneswar: Odisha has taken proactive steps for loading Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) for delivery across the country during COVID-19 Pandemic.
More than 7000 Metric Tons of LMO have been loaded from Odisha and overcoming all hurdles and finding new solutions, Indian Railways has moved these tankers to various parts of India.
Odisha has loaded 7102 MT of LMO from Angul, Rourkela for various states across the country.
So far, Indian Railways has delivered more than 23741 MT of LMO in more than 1405 tankers to various states across the country.
It may be noted that 344 Oxygen Expresses have completed their journey so far and brought relief to various States.
As on date, Oxygen Expresses loaded 8025 MT LMO from Jharkhand, 7102 MT from Odisha, 6384 MT from Gujarat, 1360 from West Bengal, 488 MT from Maharashtra, 218 MT from Chhattisgarh and 164 MT from Andhra Pradesh for delivery across the country.
Indian Railways is picking up oxygen from places like Hapa , Baroda, Mundra in the West and Rourkela, Durgapur, Tatanagar, Angul in the East and then delivering it to States of Uttarakhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Telangana, Punjab, Kerala, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh & Assam in complex operational route planning scenarios.
Till the time of this release, 6 loaded Oxygen Expresses on run with more than 420 MT of LMO in 22 tankers.
Southern States of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Telangana received more than 2000 MT of Liquid Medical Oxygen(LMO) each from Oxygen Expresses.
It is worth mentioning that Oxygen Expresses started their deliveries 39 days back on 24th April in Maharashtra with a load of 126 MT.
It is Indian Railways endeavor to deliver as much LMO as possible in the shortest time possible to the requesting states.
Oxygen relief by Oxygen Expresses reached out to 15 states namely Uttarakhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Telangana, Punjab, Kerala, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Assam.
Tracks are kept open and high alertness is maintained to ensure that Oxygen Express keeps zipping through.
All this is done in a manner that speed of other Freight Operation doesn’t get reduced as well.
Running of new Oxygen is a very dynamic exercise and figures keep getting updated all the time. More loaded Oxygen Expresses are expected to start their journeys later in the night