First Oxygen Express for Assam reached the state on Sunday, May 23. The Oxygen Express departed from Tatanagar station in Jharkhand on May 22, carrying 4 containers with 80 tonnes of oxygen reached Inland Container Depot at Amingaon, Guwahati. The Oxygen Express that departed from Tatanagar in Jharkhand on Saturday evening become the first oxygen supplying train to arrive in Assam on Sunday.
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) May 23, 2021
Oxygen relief by Oxygen Expresses reached out to 13 states namely Uttarakhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Telangana, Punjab, Kerala, Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh.
First Oxygen Express to Assam with 80MT of Oxygen Relief will reach at around 11.30 am today in Kamrup from Tatanagar. pic.twitter.com/HFu5KAy1Mk
— Prasar Bharati News Services पी.बी.एन.एस. (@PBNS_India) May 23, 2021
Indian Railways has delivered nearly 14,500 metric tonnes of LMO (Liquid Medical Oxygen) in more than 884 tankers to several states across the country.
Meanwhile, The Indian Railways’ first Oxygen Express train piloted by two female pilots reached Bengaluru on Friday evening carrying 120 tonnes of medical oxygen from Jamshedpur. They covered the last 120 km stretch in one-and-a-half hours, clocking an average speed of 80 kmph.
What a fantastic feeling to see these confident women Rail Pilots bringing 120 MT Oxygen to Bengaluru on Oxygen Express from Tatanagar,Jharkhand. Way to go 👍 News and Video by @airnewsalerts #womenpower #OxygenExpress #IndiaFightsCorona pic.twitter.com/Zg73mFif4f
— Supriya Sahu IAS (@supriyasahuias) May 22, 2021
According to reports, 614 metric tonnes of Oxygen has been offloaded in Maharashtra, nearly 3,463 metric tonnes in Uttar Pradesh, 566 metric tonnes in Madhya Pradesh, 4,278 metric tonnes in Delhi, 1,698 metric tonnes in Haryana, 98 metric tonnes in Rajasthan, 943 metric tonnes in Karnataka, 320 metric tonnes in Uttarakhand, 769 metric tonnes in Tamil Nadu, 571 metric tonnes in Andhra Pradesh, 153 metric tonnes in Punjab, 246 metric tonnes in Kerala and 772 metric tonnes in Telangana.
Railways continues its fight against COVID-19 as #OxygenExpress trains deliver nearly 14,500 MT of Oxygen across 🇮🇳
8 loaded Oxygen Express trains are currently on the run with more than 563 MT Oxygen to provide relief for COVID-19 patients.
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) May 22, 2021
Different routes have been mapped with oxygen supply locations and the Railways keeps itself ready with any emerging need from the states. The states provide tankers to the Railways to bring the LMO, it said.
”Oxygen Express” trains started their deliveries 28 days back on April 24 in Maharashtra with a load of 126 tonnes and it was on April 19 that empty tankers left from Mumbai to be loaded with oxygen, it said.
An ”Oxygen Express” train piloted by an ”All Female Crew” arrived in Bengaluru on Saturday with 120 tonnes of medical oxygen from Jamshedpur.
“This ”Oxygen Express” train piloted by an all-female crew will ensure continued supply of oxygen for COVID-19 patients in the State,” Railway Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted.