70 tonnes of oxygen reaches Delhi via Oxygen Express from Chhattisgarh

The railways also stated that it would transport medical oxygen from Angul, Kalingnagar, Rourkela and Raigarh to Delhi and NCR region

When the country is dealing with oxygen shortage the first Oxygen express carried 70 tonnes of oxygen from Chhattisgarh to the national capital on Tuesday morning. The Oxygen Express train carried four tankers from Raigarh (Chhattisgarh) to Delhi. Now this oxygen will now be disbursed by the Delhi government to various hospitals.

The railways also stated that it would transport medical oxygen from Angul, Kalingnagar, Rourkela and Raigarh to Delhi and NCR region, though there is no information on the second train but it would arrive soon.

Union Railway Minister, Piyush Goyal tweeted: "Oxygen Express has reached Delhi from Raigarh, Chhattisgarh with Oxygen for patients in the capital. Indian Railways is leaving no stone unturned in our collective fight against COVID-19, and ensuring sufficient availability of life-saving resources across the country." He also tweeted: “Indian Railways is responding to all requests received from state governments and is in constant touch with the respective authorities for additional Oxygen train requirements.”

The first train of empty tankers left for Vizag from Mumbai Region just a few days back. Indian Railways has transported more than 302 Metric Tonnes (MT) of oxygen to various states across the country.

The ministry further stated that Railways has picked up the challenge of movement of the life-saving Oxygen to the states that need supply of oxygen.

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