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Lucknow welcomes the 2nd Oxygen Express packed with 60,000 litres of LMO on Monday

Reportedly. special RoRo oxygen delivery trains will run across the country for the next few days to meet the resource shortage.

Under the state's 'Oxygen Operation', a major COVID respite arrived in Lucknow on Monday morning in the form of the second Oxygen Express train. Carrying about 60,000 litres of liquid medical oxygen, the roll-on-roll-off (RoRo) delivery service from Bokaro reached Charbagh Railway Station, to meet the threatening shortage of oxygen supplies amid persistent COVID rise across UP. Two of the four tankers, each loading 15,000 oxygen capacity, were immediately ferried to Jhansi and Bareilly to stabilise the COVID recovery there. The other two will be employed in Lucknow itself, read reports.


Oxygen respite reached Lucknow

Two tankers of the second Oxygen Express, accommodating 30,00 litres of oxygen have been parked at the Charbhagh Railway station in Lucknow, to provide life support to critical COVID patients here. Amid the COVID scourage, this will help to provide for the oxygen demand for the day.

Approved by the Centre, the Oxygen Express services by the Indian Railways have been commissioned to Uttar Pradesh as part of the state's 'Oxygen Operation'. The first Oxygen Express arrived in Lucknow on Saturday with 30,000 litres of oxygen for the state capital while another service, carrying about 75,000 litres of LMO is expected to reach Charbagh on Tuesday.

The Indian Railways are running 'Oxygen Express' trains across the country and will continue these services for the next few days to overcome the oxygen shortage, felt in several states, amid the COVID rise. Meanwhile, given the current pandemic situation, the Centre has effectively stopped the use of liquid oxygen in all other industries. The Ministry of Home Affairs further announced the oxygen supplies will be allowed for medical purposes only.

Unity Day celebrations underway in Lucknow; know about Sunday route diversions here:

Check full list of route and traffic diversions in Lucknow on Sunday

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Surgery & casualty wards to soon become functional at South Goa District Hospital

Outpatient departments (OPDs) are already operational at the new South Goa District Hospital.

The multi-storied South Goa District Hospital (SGDH) is being upgraded with new facilities to lessen the load off older hospitals and health institutes. As per reports, the new hospital is likely to house the surgery and casualty departments soon in a bid to clear space at the Hospicio Hospital. Earlier also, all outpatient departments (OPDs) were relocated to the spacious new SGDH for the same reason.

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Mumbai local trains to operate at 100% capacity from today!

The suburban train services were suspended on March 22, 2020 on account of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

After running restricted operations for over a year, Mumbai's local train services are all set to resume with 100% seating capacity from today. This is being done in order to account for the increased flow of commuters on the trains. Till now, the Central and Western Railways had been operating with 1,702 and 1,304 services respectively, which account for 95.75% of their total capacity. Today onwards, this number will go up to 1,774 in the CR division and 1,367 in WR, thus making complete use of the total capacity on the two lines.

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Atal Indore City Transport bags national award for Excellence in Urban Transport

Indore CNG bus fleet is a 'green' step towards environmental protection.

After winning several titles in the cleanliness category, Indore has now managed to create another record for itself. The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has recognised the Atal Indore City Transport run by the Indore Municipal Corporation with an Award for Excellence in Urban Transport. Reportedly, this honour marks Indore as the 'City with Most Innovation Financing Mechanism' for managing its public transport services.

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​Two Paralympics Gold medalists from Jaipur get nominated for Khel Ratna Award

This is the first time in the 30-year-old history of Khel Ratna that 2 players from the city are being conferred the award.

Two Paralympics players from Jaipur have been recommended for the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Award, the highest rank for sports in the country. Notably, this is the first in the 30 year-old-history of Khel Ratna that 2 sportsperson from the same city will be conferred with the award. The two nominated players are Avani Lekhara and Krishan Nagar, who bagged gold medals at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020.

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The Lucknow centre of Sports Authority of India has set up a new weightlifting hall in the city, in order to give a boost to the sport. Spread over 15,000 square meters, this circular building has ample space to allow 100 players to practice at a single time. Pegged to be the largest in India, this hall is equipped with 26 platforms and machines worth 1.5 crores. These platforms can also be increased in number, as per need.

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