NEW DELHI: Giving a major assistance to the country in the wake of rising corona crises and shortage of oxygen supply across various parts of the country, Indian Railways has delivered approximately 1125 MT of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) through 76 tankers to various states across India.
20 Oxygen Expresses have already completed their journey and 7 more loaded Oxygen Express are on the run carrying 422 MT (approx.) of LMO in 27 tankers. It is Indian Railways endeavour to deliver as much LMO as possible in the shortest time possible to the requesting states.
Third Oxygen Express to Delhi carrying 120 MT of Liquid Medical Oxygen is on its way from Durgapur and is expected to reach Delhi on 04 May 2021. Telangana will receive its second Oxygen Express from Angul carrying 60.23 MT LMO.
Haryana will receive its 4th, 5th Oxygen Express carrying nearly 72 MT of LMO from Angul (Orissa) and Rourkela (Orissa). Another Oxygen Express with 85 tonnes is on its way from Hapa (Gujarat) and reaching Gurgaon for delivery in NCR region.
More Oxygen Express to Madhya Pradesh (4th), Uttar Pradesh (10th), Telangana, Haryana and Delhi carrying 422.08 MT LMO in 7 Oxygen Express are on their way.
According to Ministry of Railways, so far, Indian Railways has delivered more than 1125 metric tonnes LMO to Maharashtra (174 MT), Uttar Pradesh (430.51 MT), Madhya Pradesh (156.96 MT), Delhi (190 MT), Haryana (109.71 MT) & Telangana (63.6 MT).
In other good news for Indian Railways, according to Ministry of Railways, Indian Railways recorded more than 10% increase in Freight loading as compared to normal year of 2019-20. Previous best April was 101.04 MT in April 2019. In the month of April 2021, Indian Railways earned Rs. 11163.93 crores from freight loading.
On mission mode, Indian Railways’ Freight loading for the month of April 2021 was 111.47 million tonnes which includes 51.87 million tonnes of Coal, 14.83 million tonnes of Iron Ore, 3.47 million tonnes of Foodgrains, 2.53 million tonnes of Fertilizers, 3.58 million tonnes of Mineral Oil, 7.1 million tonnes of Cement (excluding clinker) and 4.88 million tonnes of Clinker.