Oxygen Express arrives Assam for the first time

Oxygen Express arrives Assam for the first time

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GUWAHATI: Assam has received its first 'Oxygen Express' on Sunday at around 11:45 am at Inland Container Depot, Amingaon, Guwahati.

The Oxygen Express has carried 4 containers with 80 tonnes of medical oxygen.

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma himself went to receive the express in Amingaon.

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it is Indian Railways endeavor to deliver as much LMO as possible in the shortest time possible to the requesting states.

Assam currently has 13 working oxygen plants producing approximately 70 metric tonnes of medical oxygen daily.

But due to a surge in COVID cases on daily basis and increasing demand for medical oxygens, 70 MT oxygen might not be sufficient to address the requirement in upcoming days.

The Oxygen Expresses started on April 24 in Maharashtra.

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Published On: May 23, 2021