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Oxygen Express with 64 MT of life-saving gas reaches Bhopal from Bokaro

An Oxygen Express with 6 containers of medical oxygen reached Bhopal on Wednesday morning from Jharkhand's Bokaro.

'Oxygen Express' with 6 tankers reaches Bhopal from Bokaro
India TV News Desk Bhopal April 28, 2021 12:16 IST

An Oxygen Express, a special train being run by Indian Railways to transport medical oxygen containers in different parts of the country, reached Bhopal on Wednesday morning. The train, carrying 6 oxygen tankers having a combined capacity of 64 MT of the life-saving gas, arrived at Mandideep railway station in Bhopal from Jharkhand's Bokaro.

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The train left from Bokaro on Tuesday morning. It covered a distance of 1,180 km (approx) in 17 hours. The train reached Bhopal via Kotshila, Jharsuguda, Bilaspur, New Katni and Jabalpur.

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Out of the six tankers, two were unloaded at Jabalpur and four will be unloaded at Mandideep station near Bhopal.

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