New Delhi: In accordance with India’s Neighbourhood First policy, Indian Railways delivered medical oxygen to Bangladesh on Saturday (July 25, 2021) in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. S Jaishankar, the Minister of External Affairs (MEA), announced the delivery on Twitter. “Neighbourhood First has done it again. The Indian Oxygen Express has arrived in Bangladesh “EAM Jaishankar took to Twitter.
Indian Railways delivered 200 metric tonnes of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) to Bangladesh for the first time in history. The Oxygen Express delivered over ten containers.
“The Oxygen Express, operated by Indian Railways, is set to depart for Bangladesh. The Oxygen Express is being operated to a neighbouring country for the first time. Today, an indent was placed at Tata in South Eastern Railway’s Chakradharpur Division to transport 200 MT of Liquid Medical Oxygen to Benapole, Bangladesh “According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Railways.
The Oxygen Express, carrying ten containers, left Tatanagar in Jharkhand on Saturday and is scheduled to arrive in Benapol, Bangladesh, tomorrow. At 09:25 a.m., the loading of 200 MT of LMO into ten containers was completed.
“It should be noted that Indian Railways launched Oxygen Expresses on April 24, 2021, to provide relief to Indian states in need of medical oxygen. Over 35000 MT of LMO was transported to 15 different states. Around 480 Oxygen Expresses were put into service “it was added
Until now, the Oxygen Express trains have delivered over 30,000 metric tonnes (MT) of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) to the country’s various states and union territories. Since its inception on April 24, 2021, approximately 480 such trains have transported 36,841 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen.