The trains have brought huge amounts of liquid medical oxygen for Covid-hit Karnataka
The 25th Oxygen Express for Karnataka arrived here on Friday.
These Oxygen Express trains have immensely helped in improving the availability of liquid medical oxygen in Karnataka during the most difficult phase of pandemic.
SWR’s Bengaluru division DRM Ashok Kumar Verma said, “All these 25 incoming rakes and 25 outgoing rakes have achieved an average speed of over 80 km/h in the Bengaluru division’s jurisdiction. Crew change at inter-change points of JTJ and DMM was achieved in under 5 minutes.”
25th #OxygenExpress bearing 84 MT LMO loaded from Rourkela, Odisha arrives at Bengaluru at 10 AM.— South Western Railway (@SWRRLY) June 4, 2021
25ನೇ ಆಕ್ಸಿಜನ್ ಎಕ್ಸ್ಪ್ರೆಸ್: 84 ಮೆ ಟನ್ ಆಕ್ಸಿಜನ್ ಒಡಿಶಾದ ರೌರ್ಕೆಲದಿಂದ ಹೊತ್ತು ಬೆಳಿಗ್ಗೆ 10ಕ್ಕೆ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ತಲುಪಿದೆ.@RailMinIndia @KarnatakaVarthe @DHFWKA @PIBBengaluru pic.twitter.com/CjK8Pyl28y
Some of the trains were run by an all-female crew, a fact that was featured in the Prime Minister‘s ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme on May 30.
The Oxygen Express trains for Karnataka have carried one of the highest average loadings of liquid medical oxygen per trip. Most of these trains carried six loaded cryogenic containers carrying almost 120 tonnes of LMO.