Three Oxygen Express trains have so delivered 380.2MT of Oxygen to Kerala, a railway statement said here on Saturday.
In its statement today, Railways said 208 Oxygen Expresses have completed their journey, delivering 13,319 MT of LMO in more than 814 tankers to various states across the country so far.
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The medical oxygen carrying tanker left Odisha on Thursday and had gone off the radar on its way back to Vijayawada and couldn’t be tracked on the GPS around 1 am.
SpiceXpress, which is the freighter arm of Gurugram-based no-frills carrier SpiceJet has airlifted over 11,050 oxygen concentrators from the US, Hong Kong, Singapore and China so far.
GPS tracking will ensure proper monitoring and protection of these tankers, besides ensuring that there is no diversion or delay.
The railways has chalked out plans to transport medical oxygen from Angul, Kalingnagar, Rourkela and Raigarh to Delhi and NCR region.
This will boost availability of these items as well as make them cheaper, it said, adding that Modi also directed the revenue department to ensure seamless and quick custom clearance of such equipment
Each tanker of the 'Oxygen Express' trains can carry around 16 tonnes of medical oxygen, Railway Board Chairman Suneet Sharma said, adding these trains travel at a speed of around 65 kmph.
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