First Oxygen Express reaches Assam, CM Sarma thanks PM Modi


GUWAHATI: The first Oxygen Express carrying 80 metric tonnes oxygen reached Assam on Sunday. The train which started its journey from Jamshedpur reached its final destination — Amingaon, near Guwahati.

Meanwhile, Assam chief minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma thanked prime minister Narendra Modi and the centre for strengthening Assam’s oxygen stock amid ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. He visited Amingaon while the train reached its destination.

CM Sarma the train will carry oxygen twice a week. Dr Sarma also said Assam has sufficient stock of oxygen.

“We’re indeed Grateful Hon PM Sri


. On behalf of people of Assam, I express our sincere gratitude to the GOI for sending 80 MT medical #Oxygen through #OxygenExpress. This bolsters our confidence & our oxygen stock in a critical time,” Sarma tweeted.