Oxygen Express from TN departs to Odisha News Today
| Thursday | 13th May, 2021
Chennai: Tamilnadu's first Oxygen Express train with two empty cryogenic tankers left for Odisha early on Wednesday to bring medical oxygen amid a surge in Covid cases in the southern state.
The military bogie well type (MBWT) wagons or flat type wagons would reach Rourkela in Odisha by May 13 and the empty tankers would be filled with oxygen and dispatched to Tamilnadu.
The train left by 3.35am on May 12 a Southern Railway official said.
The cryogenic tankers mounted on trucks would be filled with liquid medical oxygen (LMO) and loaded onto the flat wagons and transported by rail through RO-RO (Roll-On and Roll-off) service.
The empty Oxygen Express comprises seven MBWT wagons of which two loaded with cryogenic tankers two Bogie Open Military New (BOMN) wagons and one for the accompanying staff.
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