Third ‘Oxygen Express’ train reaches Assam, deliver 240 MT of LMO to Assam

Maligaon, May 29: In the fight against Covid-19, Northeast Frontier Railway is continuing its journey to assist state governments. N. F. Railway today ran third special train to supply Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) to Assam.

This third Oxygen Express train which left from Tata Nagar in Jharkhand on 28th May carrying 4 containers loaded with 80 MT of LMO, arrived at the Inland Container Depot at Amingaon in Assam on 29th May.

The N. F. Railway created a Green Corridor for faster and safer movement of this life-saving consignment.  Earlier, NFR ran two Oxygen Expresses on 23rd and 26th May carrying 80 MT of LMO each to Assam. With this, a total 240 MT of LMO has been delivered to the state so far.

Overcoming all hurdles and finding new solutions, Indian Railways is continuing its journey of bringing relief by delivering Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) to various states across the country.

So far, Indian Railways has delivered more than 20770 MT of LMO in more than 1237 tankers to various states across the country. It may be noted that 305 Oxygen Expresses have completed their journey so far and brought relief to various States.

Criss crossing 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, Jharkhand & Assam in complex operational route planning scenarios.

In order to ensure that Oxygen relief reaches in the fastest time possible, Railways is creating new standards and unprecedented benchmarks in running of Oxygen Express Freight Trains. The average speed of these critical Freight trains is way above 55 in most cases over long distances.

Running on high priority Green Corridor, with a highest sense of urgency, operational teams of various zones are working round the clock in most challenging circumstances to ensure that Oxygen reaches in fastest possible time frame. Technical stoppages have been reduced to 1 minute for crew changes over different sections.

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