Tankers carrying oxygen from Bhubaneswar, Rourkela to reach Haryana by Saturday

Chandigarh : There would be no shortage of oxygen in Haryana after the tankers carrying additional oxygen quota for the state from Bhubaneswar and Rourkela plant would reach the state by Saturday.

Giving more details in this regard, an official spokesperson said that Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar while ensuring an uninterrupted supply of oxygen throughout the state has been conducting back to back meetings with the higher officers of every district. The oxygen quota of the state has been increased to 232 MT.

In this series, Mr Khattar also held a meeting over Oxygen supply on Thursday night and directed the officers concerned to make the state quota oxygen available to the public at the earliest, he added.

The spokesperson further informed that two Oxygen tankers were airlifted to Bhubaneswar on Thursday and two have been airlifted today. He said that these tankers will be filled at Angul Tata Plant and four Oxygen tankers would also be reaching from Rourkela Plant on Friday.

Once these oxygen tankers arrive, it is expected that there will be enough oxygen in Haryana, the spokesperson said.

It is pertinent to mention that the Chief Minister himself is closely supervising the supply of oxygen in the state and on his special request made to the Central Government the oxygen quota of Haryana was increased from 70 MT to 232 MT.

The spokesman said that Mr Khattar would also be touring throughout the state and has advised against wastage of protocol energy during his trips. He will be reviewing preparations and arrangements for combating the COVID-19 situation.

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