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Indian Railways deliver over 32,000 MT of oxygen to 15 states in 55 days

The Railways has delivered over 32,000 metric tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) in more than 1,834 tankers to 15 states in the last 55 days, amid the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Indian Railways has delivered nearly 32,095 MT of LMO to 39 cities in 15 states across the country. It is to be noted that as many as 444 Oxygen Expresses have completed their journey so far.

“Oxygen Expresses delivered more than 17,700 MT of LMO to the southern states of the country. Oxygen Expresses delivered more than 3200 tonnes, 4000 tonnes, 4200 tonnes and 5600 tonnes of oxygen in the state of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, respectively,” said the Ministry of Railways in an official statement.

Oxygen Expresses started their deliveries 55 days back on April 24 in Maharashtra with a load of 126 MT.

Oxygen relief by Oxygen Expresses has reached 15 states, which includes Uttarakhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Telangana, Punjab, Kerala, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Assam.

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