Jamshedpur, June 11: South Eastern Railway since 23rd April, 2021 has been continuously despatching Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) to different States and Union Territories for treatment of Covid affected patients on top priority. So far, SER has delivered nearly 15781 MT of LMO in more than 976 tankers to various corners of the country in 216 Oxygen Express Trains. Till noon of 11.06.2021, South Eastern Railway from its three LMO loading points viz. Tatanagar, Rourkela and Bokaro has despatched 6847 MT, 6844 MT and 2090 MT of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) respectively to bring relief to the Covid affected patients in different parts of the country.
The Oxygen Express Trains from SER have already been despatched to Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Kelara, Assam and Delhi.
In view of swift loading and hassle free movement of the oxygen tankers and containers, a number of initiatives has been taken by SER like Identifying suitable rail wagon, construction of ramps to load tankers on wagons, swift trials, mapping of railway routes, stringent safety protocols due to hazardous nature and Intensive online Real time Monitoring and Coordination. The whole process from loading points to destinations is being monitored at the apex level with top priority.