The Indian Railways has delivered nearly 16,023 MT tonnes of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) in more than 977 tankers to various states across the country since April 19, the national transporter said. Around 247 Oxygen Express trains have completed their journey so far and brought relief to various states, it added.
12 Oxygen Express trains were on the run with more than 920 tonnes of LMO in 50 tankers, it said. The release claimed that Oxygen Expresses delivered highest ever single day load of more than 1,142 MT of Oxygen relief on May 23.
The life-saving gas was delivered to 14 states namely Uttarakhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Telangana, Punjab, Kerala, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Assam, it said. Amongst the Southern States, the release said that delivery of LMO to Tamil Nadu and Karnataka crossed 1,000 tonnes each.