SECOND OXYGEN EXPRESS TRAIN FROM DURGAPUR TO DELHI
• Green Corridor created for faster movement of Oxygen tankers
•Railways making all out effort to meet up the requirement of Medical Oxygen
Kolkata, May 3, 2021:
Railways continuing the movement of Oxygen Express trains in a mission mode and transporting Liquid Medical Oxygen successfully to different corners of the country to fight back the second wave of COVID-19. Today (3.5.2021), Eastern Railway ran its 2nd Oxygen Express train with from CTDI Siding at Durgapur to Delhi as part of IR’s effort to meet up the need of medical oxygen at different corners of the country, through fast transportation of Oxygen Containers.
Loading of 6 oxygen containers in this Oxygen Special train (consisting of BLC type wagons) started on Monday morning (3.5.2021) from CTDI Siding, Durgapur. The train is carrying a total 120.18 Tons of Liquid Medical Oxygen in 6 Oxygen Containers. Each of the six containers has the capacity of loading approximately 20.03 Metric Ton of liquid Oxygen.
The Oxygen Express train passed Durgapur at about 11:18 hrs on 3.5.2021 and will run through a Green Corridor with a maximum Speed of 65 KMPH via Grand Chord Route i.e. Asansol -Sitarampur - Dhanbad- Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay Jn. route to Delhi. The expected time of arrival at Delhi is within 24 hours.
The green corridor is created for the faster movement of these tankers and monitoring of movement was done at the apex level as we know that it’s a difficult time for our Nation and Nation is first for us.
Railways transported essential commodities and kept the supply chain intact even during the lockdown last year and continue to serve the Nation in times of recent emergency in the wake of second wave of COVID pandemic.