Two Oxygen Express trains arrive in Lucknow from Jharkhand

Two Oxygen Express trains arrive in Lucknow from Jharkhand


mid an oxygen crisis across the country, two "Oxygen Express" trains arrived in Lucknow, the capital state of Uttar Pradesh, with tanks of medical oxygen from Jharkhand's Bokaro. The first "Oxygen Express" special train carrying two truckloads of around 30,000 litres of liquid medical oxygen arrived in Lucknow at 6:30 am.

Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Kumar Awasthi said, "Two trucks of medical oxygen arrived in Lucknow at around 6:30 am. One of the trucks was offloaded in Varanasi late on Friday. Each truck is of 15,000 litres capacity." The second "Oxygen Express" train also arrived with a tanker of medical oxygen in Lucknow from Bokaro.

Mr Awasthi added two trucks of medical oxygen will meet around half the demand of Lucknow for today and it will be in a better position. He said the second "Oxygen Express" had departed at around 5:30 am from Lucknow for Bokaro with four tankers.

On Wednesday, the Railways had said it received a request from the state government after which it decided to run its second Oxygen Express to Uttar Pradesh. The Railways on Sunday had announced that for the next days, it will run Oxygen Express to transport medical oxygen across the country. The empty tankers are supposed to be loaded with liquid medical oxygen from Visakhapatnam, Jamshedpur, Rourkela and Bokaro.