Indian Railways, which is now delivering oxygen to eight states, has moved 5000 metric tonne of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) as on Monday. . The national transporter has more wagon capacity available and is ready to move more oxygen trains, the Chairman Railway Board and CEO Suneet Sharma said in a virtual press meet on Monday.
“We have identified lower height wagons and placed running staff and wagons near the loading points,” said Sharma adding that they are in touch with customers for long distance movement.
TOUGH TIMES FOR EMPLOYEES
Indian Railways has not been untouched by challenges from ongoing pandemic and several of its employees are being treated through home isolation, at guest houses, apart from the railway and other hospitals.“Our employees are also facing challenges,” said CRB and CEO Sharma.
To protect employees, working conditions for frontline staff like supervisors, drivers (locomotive pilots), guards, maintainers, ticket checking staff, Railways has tweaked its rules to allow people to function in a contactless manner with minimal interaction with other people.