NEW DELHI: The Railways has delivered almost 4,200 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen in additional than 268 tankers to numerous states since April 19, the nationwide transporter stated on Sunday.
To date, 68 ‘Oxygen Specific‘ trains have accomplished their journeys, it stated.
Until 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 obtained 80 tonnes on Sunday.
“Extra loaded ‘Oxygen Expresses’ are anticipated to start out their journeys later within the evening,” the Railways stated.
The railways began working ‘Oxygen Specific’ trains to move liquid medical oxygen final month when the nation reported acute scarcity of the life-saving gasoline amid a lethal second Covid-19 wave.