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.
In continuation of our operation for prompt loading, transportation and supply of Liquid Medical Oxygen, in last 12 days, 281 tankers carrying about 5125 MT of medical oxygen have been dispatched under Odisha Police escort from Odisha to 10 needy states. @CMO_Odisha pic.twitter.com/ID2aTFs42G
— Odisha Police (@odisha_police) May 4, 2021