THIRD OXYGEN EXPRESS TRAIN FROM DURGAPUR TO DELHI
• Green Corridor created for faster movement of Oxygen tankers
• Monitoring of Oxygen Express at Apex Level
Kolkata, May 4, 2021:
Railways took the movement of Oxygen Express as a challenge to combat the prevailing crisis and transporting Liquid Medical Oxygen successfully to different corners of the country to fight the second wave of COVID-19. Eastern Railway ran its 3rd Oxygen Express train with Cryogenic Oxygen Containers originating from Durgapur on Tuesday (4.5.2021).
Loading of 6 oxygen containers in this Oxygen Special train consisting of BLC type wagons started on Tuesday afternoon (4.5.2021) at 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 left CTDI Siding, Durgapur at about 17:50 hrs on 4.5.2021 and will run through a Green Corridor with a maximum Speed of 75 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 is being done at the apex level as we know that it’s a difficult time for our Nation and Nation is first for us.
Railways being the National carrier & Lifeline of India, transported essential commodities and kept the supply chain intact even during the lockdown last year and continue to serve the Nation in times of emergencies.