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ECoR cancels 3 special trains, stresses on transportation of Oxygen tankers to states

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Bhubaneswar, Apr 29 (PTI) In view of the surge in
COVID-19 cases, the East Coast Railway (ECoR) has decided to
cancel three special trains in its jurisdiction till further
order, an official statement said.

The special trains which will be cancelled are:
Visakhapatnam-Rayagada-Visakhapatnam Special, Visakhapatnam-
Rayagada-Visakhapatnam Special from Visakhapatnam from April
30 and from Rayagada from May 1.

Visakhapatnam-Gunupur-Visakhapatnam Special from both
directions will also remain cancelled from April 30.

Similarly, the Visakhapatnam-Palasa-Visakhapatnam
Special from Visakhapatnam from April 30 and Palasa from May
1.

Meanwhile, the ECoR also in a statement said that
Indian Railways Oxygen Express continues transporting life-
saving Oxygen on mission mode. Oxygen Express Operations of
Indian Railways is expanded to Haryana and Telangana after
Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi.

Since the first Oxygen Express with empty tankers left
from Mumbai on April 19 for Visakhapatnam under East Coast
Railway jurisdiction, Indian Railways has consistently carried
Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) towards different destinations of
the country, an ECoR release said.

Continuing the momentum, there are two more trains
from East Coast Railways, carrying Liquid Oxygen or on the way
to the loading plants. “It is expected that cumulative liquid
medical oxygen (LMO) carried by Indian railways will reach
almost 640 MT in next 24 hours,” it said.

Two empty LMO tankers unloaded from cargo flight on
Thursday has been moved to Angul where they will be loaded on
train to load Oxygen from the steel plant, on Thursday night
and thereafter to proceed towards Haryana.

It said that Telangana government has also requested
Indian Railways for Oxygen express. An empty rake is on its
way from Secunderabad to Angul via Raipur with 5 empty tankers
and is expected to reach Angul Friday.

Stating that the railways is in full preparedness for
providing oxygen transportation services to all the states in
need, it said that in the on-going operation, states provide
tankers to the Railways. Railways then proceed in the fastest
feasible mode to bring the Oxygen supplies from the locations
and deliver it the requisitioning state. The deployment and
use of this Oxygen is done by the state government.

Liquid Oxygen being a cryogenic cargo has many
limitations like maximum speed at which it can be carried,
maximum acceleration and deceleration and loading restrictions
like availability of liquid oxygen tankers and loading ramps.
Route mapping also takes care of the maximum clearances
available along the route (because of various RUBs and FOBs).

East Coast Railway has taken all precautions for safe
running of Oxygen Special Trains from its jurisdiction and
will send these trains at the earliest, it said. PTI AAM
RG RG

Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Bollyinsidestaff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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