Oxygen Express Train with 3 liquid medical oxygen tankers arrives at the UP

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Roll-on-roll-off trucks are being transported on flat wagons by the trains for fast supply of medical oxygen.

An Oxygen Express train carrying three medical oxygen tankers arrived in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday morning as the state battled an increase in coronavirus cases.

In view of the high demand for oxygen within the country following a record spike in coronavirus cases, the railways has set to run ‘Oxygen Express’ trains to move liquid medical oxygen and oxygen cylinders across the country.

The trains transport rolling trucks in flat cars for a quick supply of medical oxygen.

“Two trucks with medical oxygen arrived in Lucknow at around 6:30 am, while one truck was being unloaded in Varanasi. Each truck holds 15,000 liters of medical oxygen,” Awanish Kumar, additional chief secretary (at home) told PTI. Awasthi.

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