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Karnataka CM orders green corridor for oxygen tankers

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Other decisions: Toll gates to expedite passage; nitrogen & argon tankers to carry oxygen

BENGALURU:

Following the Chamarajanagar district hospital incident which is said to have claimed many lives due to a shortage of oxygen, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has decided to allow a green corridor for oxygen tankers across the state.

The decision was taken on Monday evening at a meeting attended by oxygen manufacturers and suppliers at the CM’s residence. Chief Secretary P Ravi Kumar was among those present.

Highlights of the meeting:

  1. To ensure the supply of allocated quantities of oxygen to the state by the Government of India.
  2. To reduce the time taken to refill oxygen tankers.
  3. To provide a green corridor for faster commuting of oxygen tankers.
  4. To direct toll gates to avoid unnecessary delays.
  5. To convert nitrogen and argon tankers for supplying oxygen.
  6. To utilise the services of LPG tanker drivers in case of an emergency.
  7. Oxygen manufacturers and suppliers were directed to resolve issues by approaching the officer concerned directly so as to ensure uninterrupted supply of oxygen.
  8. To make optimum utilisation of available oxygen tankers.

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