Prayagraj: The North Central Railway is taking all necessary measures to maintain safe and smooth train operation while protecting its workforce from Covid-19.
As a part of this continuous exercise, the general manager of NCR, Vinay Kumar Tripathi reviewed status of Covid-19 with PHODs of NCR and DRMs of Prayagraj, Jhansi and Agra divisions through video conferencing on Monday.
Meanwhile, NCR has also intensified the immunisation drive of railway employees and their family members above 45 years of age, as well as also of eligible railway employees and their family members below 45 years of age in Prayagraj, Agra and Jhansi divisions.
North Central Railway is playing an important role in Indian Railway’s initiative of ensuring faster availability of liquid medical oxygen through RO-RO and container train service. Apart from the formation of four MBWT (tank wagon) rakes in Jhansi division equipped with 106 wagons being used in the Oxygen Express, North Central Railway is also playing an important role in the fast transport of the empty and loaded rakes of the Oxygen Express.
“The NCR has so far operated six empty rakes and six loaded rakes for transportation of Liquid Medical Oxygen through RO-RO and container trains”, said the chief public relation officer of NCR, Ajeet Kumar Singh.
With continuous monitoring of the three divisions and headquarters of the NCR, the Oxygen Express is operating uninterrupted at an average speed of more than 55 kmph over the NCR territory. So far, 15 liquid medical oxygen loaded tankers and containers have been transported to the National Capital Region through six loaded trains, added Singh.