Odisha Police Aids in Transportation of Oxygen Tankers to Other States

Odisha Police has escorted the transportation of 345 tankers carrying 6354.742 megatonnes of medical oxygen from Rourkela, Jajpur, Dhenkanal, and Angul districts to several parts of the country.

As per reports, 35 tankers were despatched from Angul with 585.98 megatonnes of oxygen, 84 from Dhenkanal with 1322.78 megatonnes, 88 from Jajpur with 1815.99 megatonnes and 138 from Rourkela carrying 2629.992 megatonnes.

Here are the details of their deployment in the last 14 days:

  • 105 tankers with 2147 megatonnes of oxygen sent to Andhra Pradesh
  • 97 tankers with 1657.109 megatonnes of oxygen sent to Telangana
  • Tamil Nadu received seven tankers loaded with 136.42 megatonnes of medical oxygen
  • Haryana received 41 tankers loaded with 783.822 megatonnes of oxygen
  • Maharashtra received 14 tankers with 234.36 megatonnes of oxygen
  • Chhattisgarh was sent 243.461 MT of oxygen-filled in 16 tankers
  • 27 tankers have carried around 488.68 megatonnes of oxygen to Uttar Pradesh
  • 35 tankers with 601.52 megatonnes of oxygen sent to Madhya Pradesh
  • One tanker with 29.32 megatonnes sent to Punjab

In addition to this, as promised by CM Naveen Patnaik, two tankers with 33 megatonnes of oxygen were sent to Delhi.

The Odisha Police released a statement saying that it is committed to ensuring timely packing and transportation of oxygen cylinders to states that need them. These states include Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telengana and Tamil Nadu.

A team has been established consisting of District SSP/DCsP and Range DIG/IG/CP who are constantly monitoring the transportation within their jurisdictions. Odisha police will continue to load and transport more containers carrying oxygen every day.

Meanwhile, Patnaik has approved an additional fund of Rs 2 crores for Puri, Rs 1 crore for Subarnapur, and Rs 4.62 crores for Sambalpur for COVID supervision from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.

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