1.ECoR dispatched 40 loaded Oxygen Special Trains towards different States of the Country.
2. 2600 Tons of Liquid Medical Oxygen Transported from ECoR
3.1010.09 Tons Oxygen carried towards Haryana & Delhi Areas.
4. ECoR arranged food packets for the crew members on the way to the destinations.
5. Priority given for running of Oxygen Special Trains.
In a move to transport Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) to different States those having insufficient Oxygen, for treating Covid-19 patients during the pandemic period, Indian Railways is running Oxygen Express Special Trains to various parts of the country.
During this COVID-19 upsurge, East Coast Railway has taken up the lead role for transportation of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) in a major way for saving lives of patients. Till today, ECoR has carried 2600.02 tons of LMO from different Steel Plants of its jurisdiction to various States.
The Nation’s first rake of LMO was loaded by Indian Railways from Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited, Visakhapatnam to Nagpur & Nasik that carried 105 Tons of liquid oxygen. On its mission, ECoR has transported 40 Oxygen Express Special Trains loaded with Liquid Medical Oxygen in 162 containers towards different States of the Country. Liquid Oxygen rakes were loaded form Durgapur, Tatanagar and Rourkela and sent towards Secunderabad, Chennai and Bangalore, have been operated by ECoR with top priority.
Out of the 40 Oxygen Express special trains from ECoR jurisdiction, almost half of them were sent to Delhi & Haryana areas. More than 1010 tons of LMO shipped through 63 containers by 19 Oxygen Express Trains.
Oxygen Express Trains from ECoR jurisdiction have also been sent to Maharastra, Telengana, Kerala, Tamilnadu & Karnatak States. ECoR has carried 545.31 tons of LMO to Maharashtra, 117.9 tons to Kerala, 685.7 tons to Telengana, 120 tons to Tamilnadu and 120.98 tons to Karnataka.
Apart from running these Oxygen specials on priority, East Coast Railway arranging Food packets and water bottles for the Crew Members of all Oxygen Express Special Trains and the oxygen tankers while passing through various States in ECoR jurisdiction.
Major contribution attributed by Steel Plants like Tata Bhusan Limited and Jindal Steel & Power Limited at Angul and Tata Steel Limited at Kalinga Nagar, RINL for transportation of oxygen from ECoR. These plants loaded 33 Oxygen Express Trains with LMO from Angul area, 06 from Kalinga Nagar area and 01 from Visakhapatnam area towards various States from ECoR jurisdiction for saving life of patients affected in Covid19 infection in this pandemic.
East coast Railway has taken all precautions for safe running of Oxygen Express Special Trains from its jurisdiction and sending these trains at the earliest. Oxygen Special Trains from other Steel Plants beyond ECoR jurisdiction have also been given priority to run in “Green Corridor” for safe running and early movement to their destinations.