'Oxygen Express' Travels Through the Night Carrying Much Needed Liquid Oxygen to Lucknow

Trains carrying tanker trucks filled with liquid oxygen travelled from Bokaro, Jharkhand, to Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, late on April 28, according to India’s railways minister.

This footage, released by Piyush Goyal, shows the “Oxygen Express” service travelling at night from Bokaro to the capital of Uttar Pradesh, as hospitals struggled to meet the demand for oxygen from COVID-19 patients.

In a separate tweet, Goyal said more than 510 metric tonnes (562 tons) of liquid medical oxygen had now been delivered to Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Delhi.

On Wednesday, India’s Ministry of Health reported 360,960 new cases of COVID-19 and 3,293 deaths in the last 24 hours. Credit: Piyush Goyal via Storyful