281 Oxygen Tankers Sent From Odisha To 10 States In 12 Days

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Bhubaneswar: Committed to ensuring smooth transportation of oxygen to needy states, Odisha Police has facilitated unhindered movement of 281 containers carrying 5125.412 tonne medical oxygen  in the last 12 days.

Police had set up a dedicated green corridor to transport oxygen from Rourkela, Jajpur, Dhenkanal and Angul districts of Odisha to 10 states including Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu.

While 31 tankers were sent from Angul, 64 were dispatched from Dhenkanal, 74 from Jajpur and 112 from Rourkela.

Of these, Andhra Pradesh received 83 tankers of oxygen while 76 containers went to Telangana and 7 were sent to Tamil Nadu. Similarly, Haryana received 35 tankers, Maharashtra was sent 13 containers and 14 tankers filled with oxygen left for Chhattisgarh.

UP received 24 tankers and MP received 26 tankers while two have been sent to Delhi and one to Punjab.

A Special Cell was formed under ADG (L&O), Y K Jethwa, as the Nodal Officer for coordinated action for loading and transportation of medical oxygen by Odisha to states facing deficit.

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