SER runs Oxygen Express trains carrying 940 tons of Oxygen
Kolkata, May 5 (UNI) In the midst of the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic with the steady
surge in Covid positive cases, South Eastern Railway (SER) is continuously running Oxygen
Express Trains from its jurisdiction to transport Liquid Medical Oxygen to meet the requirements
of the different States.
SER has already run 21 Oxygen Express Trains from Bokaro Steel City, Tatanagar and
Rourkela in its jurisdiction carrying total 940 tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen to the States
like, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana.
Out of the total 21 Oxygen Express Trains, 12 such trains have run from Bokaro to Lucknow in
Uttar Pradesh and five from Bokaro to Bhopal-Sagar-Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh. Apart from
these, two trains have been run from Rourkela towards Faridabad in Haryana and two from
Tatanagar to Lucknow.
SER employees are working relentlessly to facilitate movement of these trains and the
different aspects of train movement like maximum speed; route mapping etc. is planned and
monitored at the apex level. This has ensured timely transportation of the life saving gas to
serve the Covid affected patients at different corners of the country.