Against the troubles caused by the Corona epidemic in the country, the Indian Railways has once again put its full strength to help the common people. This time, on the instructions of the Government of India, the Railways has run the Oxygen Express, through which oxygen is being transported across the country by taking oxygen from the plant.
Indian Railways has given Green Corridor to Oxygen Express. This is the first time in history that a train is being run by the Green Corridor. As the name is Oxygen Express which is directly related to the breath. Just as we cannot stop the breath, in the same way Indian Railways cannot stop the Oxygen Express once it reaches the destination station after giving green signal.
This is happening for the first time in history that the railway is going against its own protocol to stop all passenger trains, goods carriers are stopping trains to give green signal to Oxygen Express. After departure from its originating station until the oxygen express reaches its destination station, the Indian Railways has refused to give red signal to Oxygen Express at any station anywhere, because it is a matter related to the life of the people.
While giving more information about this, Chairman of the Railway Board, Sunit Sharma said that the Railway Department is taking up this challenge of transporting life-saving oxygen from various steel plants and other areas to the states from where it loads for those states. Is happening where oxygen is needed a lot.
Railway Board Chairman Sunit Sharma said that initially there was a demand from Maharashtra and 7 tankers were loaded from Vizag. They traveled 1800 km and reached Nagpur and Nashik where oxygen was very much needed. 3 tankers were transported from Lucknow to Bokaro and one tanker was landed in Varanasi.
4 tankers loaded in Bokaro
He added "Encouraged by its response and success, we transported 4 more tankers from Lucknow to Bokaro. They have been loaded. They are going to run from Bokaro. We are hoping to reach Varanasi by night and by tomorrow morning They will be in Lucknow. "
Railway Board Chairman Sunit Sharma said so far 5 tankers have reached Lucknow. He is expected to reach Bokaro by tomorrow morning. So in this way, these 9 tankers will carry around 150 metric tonnes of oxygen in total, which Uttar Pradesh is in great need of. He further said that we are in touch with these states to reach the Oxygen Express in Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said that 10 oxygen tankers have been delivered so far, through which 150 metric tonnes of oxygen has been supplied and 9 tankers are on the way. And this supply is going on continuously. Many officers and employees of the Railways are engaged wholeheartedly in this Corona epidemic work. I thank them. This disaster is very serious. We all have to work together on this issue.