Indian Railways’ fourth Oxygen Express arrived in Bangladesh carrying 200 MT of liquid medical oxygen on Sunday.
The special train set out from India’s Tatanagar at 7am carrying 10 containers of liquid oxygen. It reached Bangladesh through around 2:30 pm through Benapole land port, said Benapole immigration authority.
Three other Oxygen Express trains delivered 600 MT of liquid oxygen to Bangladesh on July 24, 28 and 30.
After customs formalities the train set out for Shirajganj’s west side of Bangabandhu Railway Bridge where the container will be unloaded, said Saiduzzaman, Benapole Railway station master.
Revenue officer of the Benapole customs house Saidur Rahman said the Inidan train carrying medical oxygen was immediately released from the rail station after completing official formalities.
Linde Bangladesh is the importer of the medical oxygen exported by Linde India.
On April 24, this year he state-owned Indian Railways started operating the special oxygen trains service to supply liquid oxygen in 480 states across the country.
Bangladesh is the first foreign country where the Oxygen Express has been put into operation to deliver the life-saving gas amid rising Covid infections.