First Oxygen Express train with 70 tonnes of oxygen reaches Delhi

This oxygen will now be disbursed by government to various hospitals

New Delhi, April 27

The first Oxygen Express train for Delhi carrying around 70 tonnes of the life-saving gas reached the national capital early on Tuesday morning, officials said.

This oxygen will now be disbursed by the Delhi government to various hospitals, they said.

Also read: Delhi's Sir Ganga Ram Hospital receives 2 tonnes of liquid oxygen

"#OxygenExpress has reached Delhi from Raigarh, Chhattisgarh with Oxygen for patients in the capital. Indian Railways is leaving no stone unturned in our collective fight against COVID-19, & ensuring sufficient availability of life-saving resources across the country," tweeted Railway Minister Piyush Goyal.

Earlier, the railways had said that it has chalked out plans to transport medical oxygen from Angul, Kalingnagar, Rourkela and Raigarh to Delhi and NCR region, however, there is no information on the second train to the capital city.

Delhi recorded the highest single-day rise in its COVID-19 death toll with 380 more people succumbing to the infection on Monday, while the positivity rate stood at over 35 per cent, according to the bulletin issued by the city health department. PTI

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