SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
SER RUNS MORE OXYGEN EXPRESS TRAINS
Kolkata, 2nd May, 2021
During this second wave of pandemic and surge in Covid positive cases, South Eastern Railway is continuously running Oxygen Express Trains from its jurisdiction to transport Liquid Medical Oxygen to meet the medical emergencies.
One Oxygen Express train left Bokaro Steel City station yesterday (01.05.21) night towards Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. The train carried total 30.05 tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen in 2 tankers.
Running of Oxygen Express Trains by South Eastern Railway started from 23rd April and total 594.34 tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen has been despatched by South Eastern Railway through 13 Oxygen Express Trains run so far. From Bokaro, total 9 trains have been run towads Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh and 3 trains towards Bhopal/Sagar/Jabalpur of Madhya Pradesh. Apart from this, 1 train has been run from Rourkela towards Faridabad in Haryana.
South Eastern Railway is relentlessly working for transportation of the life saving gas and the concerned employees are engaged round the clock to facilitate movement of the Oxygen Express Trains. SER is fully prepared to run more Oxygen Express Trains as per requests of the State Governments.