In a bid to ensure seamless availability of medical oxygen in the wake of the surge in demand amid the ongoing rise of fresh Covid-19 cases, Indian Railways has stepped in to support and ease the movement of liquid medical oxygen tankers across the country, Hindu Businessline.
Indian Railways has issued the guidelines for the movement of trucks carrying liquid medical oxygen under its roll on and roll off (RoRo) scheme under which trucks will be transported on trains which will then move to the destined locations.
Indian Railways has issued the transportation rates, weight requirements and other such details. Indian Railways has also decided to not levy any surcharges and to provide five hours of free cargo handling time.
Each truck being moved on the trains will be allowed to have two people on board, including the driver. The issued guidelines shall remain valid till 15 October.
The move by Indian Railways comes after the Maharashtra Government had made a request in this regard.