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Indian Railways is a governmental entity under the Ministry of Railways which operates India's national railway system. 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. 40,576 km or 64% of all the broad-gauge routes are electrified with 25 kV 50 Hz AC electric traction as of August 2020.
The first Oxygen Expresses from Indian Railways for Andhra Pradesh and Kerala are on their way with 40 MT and 118 MT of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) respectively, informed officials.
The first Oxygen Express for Tamil Nadu from Indian Railways carrying 80 metric tonnes (MT) of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) on Wednesday left from Durgapur railway station in West Bengal.
The Oxygen Express delivered 831 metric tonnes (MT) of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) on May 9, which is the highest since the expresses are delivering the oxygen across the country, the Indian Railways said on Monday.
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.
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.