Oxygen Express with 3 loaded
tankers arrives in Maharashtra
A train carrying three tankers loaded with liquid medical oxygen
arrived at Kalamboli near Mumbai from Jamnagar in Gujarat on
Monday, railway officials said.
The train, carrying about 44 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen,
nearly 15 tonnes in each tanker, reached Kalamboli in Navi
Mumbai at around 11.30 am, covering a distance of about 860 km
in over 17 hours, they said.
This is the second 'Oxygen Express' to arrive in Maharashtra,
which is facing shortage of the liquid medical oxygen due to a
sharp surge in COVID-19 cases.
The first 'Oxygen Express' carrying seven tankers of the liquid
medical oxygen reached the state from Visakhapatnam on April
23. Four of those tankers were offloaded at Nashik and three at
Nagpur, considering the local need.
Informing about the 'Oxygen Express' which arrived on Monday,
Western Railway officials said the Ro-Ro (Roll on-Roll off) goods
train carrying three tankers of the liquid medical oxygen on BWT
wagons left from Hapa at Jamnagar in Gujarat around 6 pm on
Sunday. Read More