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Press Release No. 13318-05-2021
Hubballi
Press Release No. 133, THE FOURTH OXYGEN EXPRESS REACHED ICD WHITEFIELD, BENGALURU TODAY

                                    दक्षिण पश्चिम रेलवे/ SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY                                                         प्रेस विज्ञप्ति/ Press Release No. 133  Dt: 18.05.2021

THE FOURTH OXYGEN EXPRESS REACHED ICD WHITEFIELD, BENGALURU TODAY

Indian Railways is ensuring that essential commodities are transported to various corners of the country despite the challenges of Covid - 19 Pandemic. The dedicated staff of Indian Railways have enabled efficient and swift transport of essentials goods including medical oxygen during this pandemic.

The Fourth Oxygen Express has reached ICD Whitefield at 08:45 am today (18.05.2021). It had started from Tatanagar, Jharkhand o­n 17.05.2021 at 02.45 am.

A signal free 'Green Corridor' was created by the Railways to enable swift transport of this Oxygen Express, i.e.  this train has run stoppage free, and has not had to wait for crossing/passage of another train.

The train has carried 6 Cryogenic Containers and each cryogenic container carried 20 Tonnes Liquid Medical Oxygen (Total tonnage: 120 Tonnes).

So far, Karnataka has received 480 Tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen by Rail. Indian Railways has so far run nearly 150 Oxygen Expresses and transported more than 9440 Tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen all over the country to assist state governments in their fight against Covid -19.

                                                        Chief Public Relations Officer                                                                                South Western Railway, Hubballi





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