Indian Railways’ Oxygen Express to Covid hit Bangladesh

New Delhi: Indian Railways’ Oxygen Express is set to embark on its journey to Bangladesh. This is the first time ever that the Oxygen Express is put into operation to neighbouring country. Today, an indent was placed at Tata in Chakradharpur Division under South Eastern Railway to transport 200 MT of Liquid Medical Oxygen to Benapole, Bangladesh.

The loading of 200 MT of LMO in 10 containers rake has been completed at 09.25 hrs.

It may be noted that Oxygen Expresses were started by Indian Railways on 24th April, 2021 to provide respite to Indian states requiring medical Oxygen. More than 35000 MT of LMO was transported to 15 states. Around 480 Oxygen Expresses were operationalised.

Indian Railways endeavour to deliver as much LMO as possible in the shortest time possible.

Bangladesh has decided to impose the strict lockdown from July 23 to August 5 after relaxing restrictions for a week on the occasion of Eid al-Adha festival.

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