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Railways has delivered over 10K MT LMO to various states: Chairman
Railways has delivered over 10K MT LMO to various states: Chairman

New Delhi, May 17 (TIWN) The Indian Railways has been able to deliver over 10,000 MT of oxygen across the country, Railway Board Chairman Suneet Sharma said on Monday.

Addressing a virtual press conference, he said: "Reached milestone of carrying 10,000 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen on Monday morning on Oxygen Express. Oxygen Express delivered the life-saving gas to 13 states." 

Noting 800 MT oxygen has been transported on a daily basis, Sharma said that 269 Oxygen Expresses have delivered 10,302 MT of LMO to different states since April 19. 

He also said that the railways also made ramps at several stations to load oxygen tankers onto the railway wagons.  Sharma also said that the railways has 4,176 isolation coaches which have been stationed at several stations in different states on the request of state governments.  He said that on the request of the Delhi government, the railways provided 50 coaches at Shakur Basti railway station and 25 coaches at Anand Vihar railway station. At Shakur Basti, five patients have been admitted in the isolation ward coaches.

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