SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
SER DESPATCHES 5th OXYGEN EXPRESS TO BANGLADESH
WITH 183 TONNES OF LIQUID MEDICAL OXYGEN
Kolkata, 4th August, 2021
South Eastern Railway despatched the 5th Oxygen Express to Benapole in Bangladesh from Rourkela in Chakradharpur Division today (04.08.2021). The train left Rourkela carrying 183 tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) in 10 Containers.
The first Oxygen Express Train was sent to Benapole in Bangladesh, originating from Tatanagar on 24.07.2021 for the treatment of Covid affected patients there. Till now, four Oxygen Express trains have been sent to Bangladesh from Tatanagar each carrying 200 tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO). With the despatch of today’s train from Rourkela, altogether five Oxygen Express Trains have been sent to Bangladesh from SER jurisdiction with total 983 tonnes of LMO.
In order to meet the growing demand of Oxygen for treatment of Covid affected patients, South Eastern Railway has been running Oxygen Express Trains since 23.04.2021 to different parts of the country to ensure quick transportation and smooth supply of Oxygen.