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Indian Railways is India's national railway system operated by the Ministry of Railways. It is run by the government as a public good and manages the fourth largest railway network in the world by size, with a route length of 68,155 km as of March 2019. 39,866 km or 58.49% of all the routes are electrified with 25 kV 50 Hz AC electric traction as of 1st April 2020.
Delhi received its second Oxygen Express carrying 120 MT of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) on Sunday, while third Oxygen express has already begun its journey from Angul to Delhi carrying 30.86 MT LMO, Indian Railways said.
In an effort to provide oxygen as various states face its shortage amid the second wave of COVID-19, the Indian Railways on Saturday informed that Delhi will receive its 120 metric tonnes (MT) of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) in the next 24 hours.
Indian Railway on Friday announced to waive off the charges for Covid testing and diet supplied during coronavirus related hospitalisation for non Railways patients.
Amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis across the country, Indian Railways has so far delivered more than 664 MT LMO to Maharashtra (174 MT), Uttar Pradesh (356.47 MT), Madhya Pradesh (64 MT), and Delhi (70 MT), the government said on Friday.
In its attempt to providing oxygen transportation services to all the states in need amid the COVID-19 crisis, Indian Railways on Thursday expanded the operations of Oxygen Express to the states of Haryana and Telangana.
Contributing to the efforts in the fight against COVID-19, the Railway Ministry has deployed nearly 4,000 isolation coaches with almost 64,000 beds.
The Indian Railways has delivered nearly 450 tons of Oxygen on Tuesday morning to various states across the country.
Amid the scramble for oxygen as COVID-19 cases across the country continue to surge, the first 'Oxygen Express' train will leave for Madhya Pradesh from Jharkhand's Bokaro in the early hours of Tuesday morning, the Indian Railways said.
Amid rising demand for medical oxygen due to increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the national capital, Oxygen Express carrying 64.55 tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) left for Delhi from Raigarh on Monday, the Indian Railways said.
Amid the critical shortage of oxygen in Delhi hospitals due to the COVID crisis, Indian Railways has provided some respite as Oxygen Express carrying 70 metric tonnes of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) is likely to reach the national capital by Monday, said Railways official.