Covid-19: First 'Oxygen Express'
train leave from Mumbai region
The first 'Oxygen Express' departed from Central Railway's
Kalamboli yard on Monday evening to ferry liquid oxygen for
Maharashtra from Vishakhapatnam steel plant in Andhra Pradesh
amid the worsening COVID-19 situation.
In a statement, the ministry of railways informed that the Mumbai
Division built a ramp overnight within 24 hours at Kalamboli
goods yard to facilitate loading/unloading of tankers in/from flat
"The Ro-Ro (roll-on, roll-off) service with seven empty tankers
departed from Kalamboli goods yard for Visakhapatnam steel
plant siding at 8.05 pm on Monday."
This train will move via Vasai Road, Jalgaon, Nagpur, Raipur
Junction to Visakhapatnam steel plant siding in ECoR zone where
it will be loaded with Liquid Medical Oxygen.
On Sunday, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, in an interview to ANI,
had informed that the central government was creating a green
corridor for fast movement of 'Oxygen Express' trains to facilities
for the smooth transport of oxygen to states. Read More