The second ‘Oxygen Express’ for Delhi arrived right here on Sunday with 120 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen and a 3rd such prepare has begun its journey for the nationwide capital from Angul in Odisha, the railway ministry mentioned.

The prepare from Angul is carrying 30.86 tonnes of oxygen, it mentioned.

The second wave of the coronavirus has put large stress on the nation’s well being system, with hospitals going through scarcity of oxygen, medicines and gear to deal with Covid-19 sufferers, apart from beds.

Watch: ‘Oxygen Express’ arrives in Delhi with 120MT liquid medical oxygen

The railways has delivered 1,094 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen in 74 tankers to numerous states throughout the nation since April 19, the ministry mentioned on Sunday.

Nineteen ‘Oxygen Express’ trains have already accomplished their journey and two extra loaded ‘Oxygen Express’ trains, carrying round 61.46 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) in 4 tankers, are on solution to their locations, it mentioned.

“It is the Indian Railways endeavour to deliver as much LMO as possible in the shortest time possible to the requesting states. Delhi received its second ‘Oxygen Express’ today carrying 120 tonnes of LMO, third ‘Oxygen Express’ has already begun its journey from Angul to Delhi carrying 30.86 tonnes of LMO,” the ministry mentioned.

Telangana has additionally obtained its first ‘Oxygen Express’ carrying 63.6 tonnes of LMO from Angul, it mentioned, including that extra ‘Oxygen Express’ trains to Haryana and Delhi carrying 61.46 tonnes of LMO are on their means.

Of the over 1,094 tonnes of LMO delivered, Maharashtra obtained 174 tonnes, Uttar Pradesh obtained 430.51 tonnes, Madhya Pradesh obtained 156.96 tonnes, Delhi obtained 190 tonnes, Haryana 79 tonnes and Telangana obtained 63.6 tonnes.


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