Assam receives 80MT LMO via its first oxygen express

at 6:27 pm

New Delhi (NVI): As the demand for medical oxygen rises in Assam amid surge in coronavirus cases, the state today received nearly 80 MT of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) via its first oxygen express.

“First Oxygen Express to Assam with 80 MT of LMO in 4 tankers reached Assam today at around 11.30 AM,” the Ministry of Railways said in a statement.

Nine loaded oxygen expresses on run with more than 569 MT of LMO in 31 tankers, till the time of this release, it said.

So far, Indian Railways has delivered more than 15284 MT of LMO in more than 936 tankers to various states across the country.

It may be noted that 234 Oxygen Expresses have completed their journey so far and brought relief to various States, the Ministry said.

Delivery of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) by Oxygen Expresses to Karnataka crossed 1000 MT.

Oxygen Expresses have been delivering more than 800 MT of LMO to the Nation each day now, the Ministry said.

Oxygen relief by Oxygen Expresses reached out to 14 states namely Uttarakhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Telangana, Punjab, Kerala, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Assam.

“Till the time of this release, 614 MT of Oxygen has been offloaded in Maharashtra, nearly 3609 MT in Uttar Pradesh, 566 MT in Madhya Pradesh, 4300 MT in Delhi, 1759 MT in Haryana, 98 MT in Rajasthan, 1063 MT in Karnataka, 320 MT in Uttarakhand, 857 MT in Tamil Nadu, 642 MT in Andhra Pradesh, 153 MT in Punjab, 246 MT in Kerala, 976 MT in Telangana and 80 MT in Assam, ” the statement read.