The oxygen plant will have the capacity to produce 20,000 liters of medical oxygen per hour.
The Oxygen Express trains have been operated from both the eastern and western parts of the nation — mainly Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal.
Witnessing the acute shortage of medical oxygen in the country during mid-April, the BHEL Haridwar plant created cylinder filling capacity for over 3,000 cylinders per day.
While 1,885 MT of LMO was supplied from Odisha, 680 MT from Jharkhand, 282 MT from Chhattisgarh and 205 MT from Gujarat were supplied to Telangana
The project targeted to meet the current demand, manufacturing of medical oxygen as well as ensure that there is adequate supply of the lifesaving gas in the future.
As per information collected by the government, margin on the oxygen concentrators at the distributor level currently ranges up to 198 per cent.
On Tuesday, a defence special flight from Singapore landed with tankers at 6 pm at Pangarh Air Force Station in West Bengal.
With this batch, MEIL has so far imported six tanks, and the remaining five are expected within next few days
The first Oxygen Express to Assam with 80 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) in four tankers reached Assam on Sunday.
Adityanath also took cognizance of the rising demand of medical oxygen in the state.
According to Railway officials, the 8th Oxygen Express also reached Bengaluru from Jamnagar in Gujarat, carrying 109.2 metric tonnes of the life saving gas early this morning.
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The Supreme Court had allowed the company to operate its oxygen plant alone recently.
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