Northern railway spokesperson Deepak Kumar said that one container train with six cryogenic liquid oxygen containers loaded over BLC wagons started from Durgapur to Delhi at 2 p.m. on Saturday and is expected to reach Tughlakabad ICD on Sunday afternoon i.e. at around 1 p.m.
Several hospitals in the national capital have been sending SOS to the city government over the scarcity of medical oxygen. On Saturday at least 12 people including a doctor died due to lack of oxygen at Batra hospital in south Delhi.
The railways on Saturday said that the national transporter has delivered more than 813 metric tonnes liquid medical oxygen (LMO) to Maharashtra (174 MT), Uttar Pradesh (355 MT), Madhya Pradesh (134.77 MT), Delhi (70 MT) and Haryana (79 MT).