The oxygen will be transported to Dhaka through lorries after finishing unloading works in Sirajganj
The second Oxygen Express train – carrying a load of 200 tons of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) – has arrived in Bangladesh.
Oxygen Express, an emergency railway service for liquid oxygen by Indian Railways, reached Sirajganj with a total of 10 containers filled with LMO through the Benapole land port around 11am on Wednesday.
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Linde Bangladesh, a pioneer multinational company in the gasses business, imported the oxygen from India. The LMO will be transported to Dhaka through lorries after unloading it at the country’s western railway station in Sirajganj, Linde Bangladesh Limited official Sufia Akhter Wahab told media.
The train entered the country at around 10:30pm on Tuesday night, confirmed Md Saiduzzaman, Benapole Railway stationmaster, to Dhaka Tribune.
He said: “This special train will return to India through the same route after finishing unloading the oxygen.”
“Quick steps were taken to complete customs procedure immediately after the oxygen-loaded train reached the Benapole land port,” said SM Rabiuzzaman, revenue officer of Benapole Customs Office to BSS.
The train carrying the medical oxygen left Jamshedpur Tatanagar under India’s Jharkhand province for Bangladesh at 10:20am on Tuesday.
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Earlier on Sunday, India supplied 200 tons of liquid oxygen to Bangladesh by the Oxygen Express to assist the latter amid the worsening Covid-19 situation.
The oxygen will be supplied to the hospitals for the treatment of Covid-19 patients.
The Oxygen Express was introduced by the Indian Railways to meet the oxygen crisis in its different states.