Corona will run oxygen express train amid crisis, railways will supply through green corridor

Oxygen Express Train (Photo- twitter.com/RailMinIndia)

Oxygen Express Train (Photo- twitter.com/RailMinIndia)

Railways has planned to run Oxygen Express Trains to carry liquid medical oxygen (LMO) and oxygen cylinders.

New Delhi. The second wave of Coronavirus has caused panic throughout the country. Every day, cases of infection are increasing rapidly. After the increase in corona virus cases, many states are facing lack of oxygen. At the same time, the railway is now running Oxygen Express Trains. Green corridors are being built for these trains.

The Ministry of Railways issued a statement and informed about the decision of Oxygen Express. Railway said that after technical trials, empty tankers will be sent from railway stations of Maharashtra to Vizag, Jamshedpur, Rourkela, Bokaro. Liquid medical oxygen (LMO) will be loaded in tankers at these places. Oxygen will then be transported to their destination by express train. Significantly, the Railways has taken this decision after the request of the Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh government.

Railways will arrange 3 lakh isolation bedsOn the other hand, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said that 50 Kovid-19 isolation coaches are ready at Shakurbasti station in Delhi, which has a facility of 800 beds. Similarly, 25 coaches will be available for corona patients at Anand Vihar station. On the demand of the states, the railways can arrange more than 3 lakh isolation beds across the country.

Last year, 200 coaches were usedLast year too, 200 coaches could be used for hardly a few days. Some of these railway coaches were stationed at stations like Mau in eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bhagalpur in Bihar, Shakurbasti in Delhi and Anand Bihar. Also, they were also used in some places. But even at that time, Kovid coaches were not used on a large scale.




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