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Maharashtra: Ro-Ro service with 3 Oxygen Tankers reached Kalamboli today

Railways transported essential commodities and kept the supply chain intact even during the lockdown last year and continue to serve the Nation in times of emergencies.

Maharashtra: Ro-Ro service with 3 Oxygen Tankers reached Kalamboli today
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A Ro-Ro service carrying three tankers loaded with Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) left from Hapa in Gujarat on April 25, 2021, at 18.03 hrs and reached Kalamboli in Maharashtra at 11.25 am on April 26, 2021. These oxygen tankers were supplied by Reliance Industries, Jamnagar. The Oxygen Express has travelled a distance of 860 km to reach its destination. These tankers are carrying approx. 44 tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen. Necessary arrangements have been made at Kalamboli Goods Shed for smooth movement of the Oxygen Express.

The Oxygen Express has reached Kalamboli from Hapa via Viramgam, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Vasai Road and Bhiwandi Road keeping in place all the safety parameters. A green corridor has been provided for the faster movement of the Oxygen Express. Railways are ensuring that medical oxygen is made available to COVID-19 patients across the country through Oxygen Express, thus bringing respite to the needy.

Railways have so far run Oxygen Express between Mumbai to Vizag via Nagpur to Nashik and Lucknow to Bokaro and back and a total of nearly 150 tonnes of liquid Oxygen have been carried till April 25, 2021. More Oxygen Express are on run and being planned from various parts of the country.

Liquid Oxygen is a cryogenic cargo, utmost care has been taken about the maximum speed at which it can be carried, maximum acceleration and deceleration.

Railways transported essential commodities and kept the supply chain intact even during the lockdown last year and continue to serve the Nation in times of emergencies.

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