Tamil Nadu & Karnataka got 3k+ tonnes of Oxygen each via trains in recent weeks | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: The southern states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka have got more than 3,000 tonnes of medical oxygen each by Oxygen Express trains in recent weeks. More than 2,800 tonnes of medical oxygen has been delivered to Andhra Pradesh by these trains.
These three states still record a high number of Covid cases. Prior to that, Delhi and UP were receiving a higher supply through trains as they faced a surge of Covid infections.
According to the railway ministry, till Sunday 376 Oxygen Express trains transported 26,280 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) in more than 1,534 tankers to various states. Another six trains were running with more than 483 tonnes of LMO on Sunday.
The ministry said the maximum of 5,790 tonnes of LMO was delivered to Delhi followed by 3,797 tonnes to Uttar Pradesh. “Till now Oxygen Expresses offloaded LMO in around 39 cities or towns in 15 states. Indian Railways has mapped different routes with oxygen supply locations and keeps itself ready,” the railway ministry said.





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