The country’s two major transport carriers – Air India and Indian Railways have been making all out efforts to ensure all kinds of medical equipment and oxygen reach to different parts of the country to meet the continuous demand amid alarming spell of COVID-19 infections.
Informing about the efforts made by the national air carrier, Minister for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri said, “Air India has brought 328 oxygen concentrators to India on its New York-Delhi flight on Monday.”
Meanwhile, the first Oxygen Express train carrying four tankers of life saving Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) is expected to reach Delhi from Raigarh (Chhattisgarh) early morning tomorrow, the Ministry of Railways said in an official statement, adding that these were filled at Jindal Steel Works yesterday.
More to it the Railways also informed that a Ro-Ro service carrying three tankers loaded with LMO left Hapa in Gujarat yesterday at 1830 and reached Kalamboli in Maharashtra at 1125 hrs today.
Another Oxygen express is currently on the run from Bokaro (Jharkhand) to Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) carrying 90 MT of LMO in five tankers and is expected to reach Lucknow by early morning tomorrow.
The Ministry also said that since the first train of empty tankers left for Vizag from Mumbai Region just a few days back, Indian Railways has transported more than 302 MT of oxygen safely and securely to various states across India.