Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur urged central government to provide 5000 D-type and 3000 B-type oxygen cylinders. "There is no shortage of oxygen in the state but we need empty cylinders. I have spoken to Union Ministers Dr. Harsh Vardhan and Piyush Goyal today and requested them to provide us 5000 D-type and 3000 B-type cylinders," said CM Thakur.
Ministry of Home Affairs informed that India's medical oxygen production has increased from 7,259 metric ton to 9,103 metric ton. "Production of medical oxygen has increased and on 24 April, 9,103 metric ton oxygen was produced. It is commendable since the oxygen production capacity was only 7,259," said Additional Secretary Piyush Goyal during a press conference on April 26. Goyal also highlighted the various measures undertaken to ensure safe transportation of oxygen tankers. He said, "India is ordering oxygen tankers from abroad on a purchase or hiring basis. The transportation of oxygen tankers is a major challenge. Using real-time tracking, we are monitoring the movement of oxygen tankers."
Central Railway CPRO Shivaji M Sutar said that the movement at green corridor for oxygen tankers has been monitored by senior-most railway officials and by Union Minister of Railways, Piyush Goyal. "Oxygen Express will reach Nashik soon. The green corridor is created for the faster movement of these oxygen tankers and the monitoring of this movement being done at divisional level by DRMs, at zonal levels by General Managers and Railway Minister himself. So, railway transported essential commodities and kept the supply chain intact and will continue to serve the nation," said Central Railway CPRO Shivaji M Sutar.
Another Oxygen Express carrying liquid medical oxygen containers to reach Delhi amid oxygen crisis in the national capital. So far it is the heaviest Oxygen Express as it carries 225 MT of liquid oxygen. Oxygen Express in an initiative by Indian Railways to transport liquid oxygen to the states in need in this fight against pandemic.
First oxygen express arrived at Kanpur with liquid medical oxygen containers to meet the oxygen crisis in the city in the troublesome second wave of COVID-19 pandemic. Oxygen express brought in 4 tankers of 20MT capacity each. Oxygen Express in an initiative by Indian Railways to transport liquid oxygen to the states in need in this fight against pandemic.
Thousands of people including Covid patients evacuated because of Cyclone Tauktae from Gujarat and Maharashtra; Bharat Biotech said that the company manufactured Covaxin is effective against the aggressively virulent strains of Covid detected in India and in the UK; Delhi police said that an Aam Admi Party party member is the brain behind the posters that appeared around parts of Delhi a few days ago; Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said the Delhi government will take all necessary steps and precautions to check cases of black fungus or mucormycosis in the city; Jharkhand Police has collected over ₹ 35 lakh as fine from people for not wearing masks in public places.
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Portals of Kedarnath Temple were opened today for devotees. The opening ceremony was held early morning at 5 am. The temple was closed last year on November 16. Soon after the reopening of the temple, the Uttarakhand government said that the portals were opened but pilgrims were not allowed due to Covid-19.
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