SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY CONTINUES TO DESPATCH LIQUID MEDICAL OXYGEN (LMO) TO DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE COUNTRY on TOP PRIORITY
Kolkata, 8th June, 2021
South Eastern Railway continues to despatch Oxygen Express trains and has so far delivered 14,838 MT of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) to different States and Union Territories for treatment of Covid affected patients on top priority.
Till noon of 08.06.2021, South Eastern Railway from its three LMO loading points viz. Tatanagar, Rourkela and Bokaro has despatched 6607 MT, 6141 MT and 2090 MT of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) respectively to bring relief to the Covid affected patients in different parts of the country.
South Eastern Railway is moving the Oxygen Express Trains since 23rd April, 2021. These trains have moved towards Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Tamilnadu, Telangana, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Kelara, Assam and Delhi.
Transportation of oxygen express is a very dynamic process in view of swift loading and hassle free movement of the oxygen tankers and containers. A number of initiatives has been taken by SER like identifying suitable rail wagon, construction of ramps to load tankers on wagons, swift trials, mapping of railway routes, stringent safety protocols due to hazardous nature and Intensive online Real time Monitoring and Coordination.