Empty tankers will start their journey from Kalamboli and Boisar railway stations in and close to Mumbai on Monday to load liquid medical oxygen in Vizag, Jamshedpur, Rourkela and Bokaro, officers stated
New Delhi: The Indian Railways will run ”Oxygen Express” over the following few days to move liquid medical oxygen and oxygen cylinders throughout the nation, the nationwide transporter stated on Sunday.
Amid spiralling coronavirus circumstances within the nation, the demand for medical oxygen within the nation has gone by means of the roof.
Empty tankers will start their journey from Kalamboli and Boisar railway stations in and close to Mumbai on Monday to load liquid medical oxygen in Vizag, Jamshedpur, Rourkela and Bokaro, officers stated.
Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra governments had earlier approached the railways ministry to discover whether or not liquid medical oxygen tankers could possibly be moved by the rail community, they stated.
On the receipt of the request from the 2 states, the railways instantly explored the technical feasibility of transportation of liquid medical oxygen. It must be transported by means of roll-on-roll-off service with highway tankers positioned on flat wagons.
“Since the first empty tankers will move on 19 April, we hope to begin operations of Oxygen Express over the next few days. We would be able to send oxygen wherever there is such demand. Green Corridor is being created for fast movement of Oxygen Express trains,” an official stated.
A gathering was held between railway board officers and state transport commissioners and representatives of the trade on 17 April on points associated to transportation of liquid medical oxygen.
“Instructions have been issued to zonal railways to make sure readiness to obtain the trailers and cargo them again. Ramps should be constructed at Vizag, Angul and Bhilai and the prevailing ramp at Kalamboli is to be strengthened.
“The Kalamboli ramp would be made ready by 19 April. Ramps at other locations would also be ready in a couple of days by the time the tankers reach those locations,” the railway ministry stated.