Bhubaneswar, April 22: In response to fight against Covid-19, Indian Railways has geared up to run Oxygen Express to supply Oxygen from Steel plants to different parts of the country.
First Roll On-Roll Off (Ro-Ro) Oxygen Express is now in East Coast Railway (ECoR) with seven empty tankers from Kalamboli Goods Shed in Maharashtra. It reached at Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited, Visakhapatnam early morning today. Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) will now be filled in the tankers today. About 15 tons of LMO will be loaded in each tanker. It will then move towards Maharashtra, said an ECoR statement.
Railways transported essential commodities and kept the supply chain intact even during the lockdown last year and continue to serve the Nation in times of emergencies. This time movement of Oxygen Express towards different parts of the country will help patients and different hospitals.