Indian Railways began transporting medical oxygen in tank containers

In total, the operator transported 2,067 tons of liquid medical oxygen in 16 days of transportation.In total, the operator transported 2,067 tons of liquid medical oxygen in 16 days of transportation |  Freight transportationphoto: Ministry of Railways of India / Gudok.ru

The state-owned Indian Railways (IR) transported liquid medical oxygen in tank containers from Durgapur (West Bengal) to Delhi, with a total cargo weight of 120 tons. This was announced on May 4 by the  Ministry of Railways of India in the social network “Twitter”.

The national operator began  transporting liquid medical oxygen through the country’s main network on April 19. Earlier, the company studied the technical feasibility of its transportation and came to the conclusion that the gas should be delivered in tank trucks placed on platforms with a height of 1290 mm. Special ramps were installed at the points of reception of tank trucks.

In total, Indian Railways transported 2,067 tons of medical oxygen in 16 days of transportation. The cargo was delivered by 34 trains with 137 liquid gas tanks.

By May 5, the company also prepared  4.4 thousand cars with 70 thousand beds, intended for caring for patients with COVID-19. Of these, 232 cars are used with almost 4 thousand beds at 14 stations in different parts of the country.

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