Oxygen supply figure at 400 tonnes
According to the latest railway data, 32 lakh passengers have traveled long distances by trains in just the last one week. Usually, most of these migrant laborers were involved because the movement of these people has happened from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal. Along with this, the supply of medical oxygen has also reduced a lot in the last 10 days. For 10 days, railways is carrying 400 tonnes of oxygen daily, whereas earlier 600 tonnes of oxygen was being carried daily. On Friday, the Railways supplied only 150 tonnes of oxygen. The Railways had supplied 1194 tonnes of oxygen in a single day, the highest on 26 May. On Saturday, Railways supplied 264 tonnes of oxygen, of which 184 tonnes landed only in Tamil Nadu and the rest in Karnataka.
For the next 10 days 29 lakh passengers booked tickets
Railway Ministry spokesperson said that the graph of sending oxygen has come down very little. This is a good sign. When the country needed it, the Railways supplied oxygen to the states at the appropriate time. Now its demand has reduced. It’s a good thing. He said that the demand of oxygen has been met in most of the states and there is good stock of oxygen. After the lockdown is lifted in most of the states, the work has started running smoothly. Therefore, the railways has gradually increased the operation of long distance trains. The spokesman said that 32.56 lakh people traveled in long distance trains in the last one week. Most of these people were travelers from Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Odisha. In the next 10 days, about 29 lakh passengers have booked tickets in long distance trains. Most of these also have bookings for Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Surat, Ahmedabad, Chennai.