‘Oxygen Express’ leaves India for Bangladesh to deliver 200MT LMO
Indian Railways' Oxygen Express has embarked on its journey to Bangladesh to deliver much-needed oxygen supply for Bangladesh's fight against Covid-19.
This is the first time that the Oxygen Express is traveling to a neighbouring country, according to a statement of the Press Information Bureau of India, issued today.
Indian Railways' Oxygen Express to supply Liquid Medical(LMO) oxygen to Bangladesh:
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) July 24, 2021
An indent was placed at Tata in Chakradharpur Division under South Eastern Railway to transport 200 metric tons of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) to Benapole, Bangladesh. The loading of LMO in 10 containers has been completed around 9:25 am.
Oxygen Express was introduced by Indian Railways on April 24 this year to provide respite to the Indian states requiring medical oxygen.
More than 35,000 metric tons of LMO were transported to 15 Indian states so far by around 480 Oxygen Expresses.