TN sends officers to outstations for O2 hunt

Chennai: The Tamilnadu government has deputed two officers–conversant in Odiya and Hindi–who will stay for two weeks at Bhubaneswar and Rourkela to monitor the logistical arrangements for transporting liquid oxygen from Kalinga Nagar and Rourkela.

Tamilnadu has been allotted 100 metric tonnes of liquid oxygen per day from Kalinga Nagar and Rourkela.

The team of officers co-ordinated by TANGEDCO CMD Pankaj Kumar Bansal have so far brought 110 MTs of LMO through containers and tankers with the help of Railways, a GO said.

It said the two officers– A Periyasamy, Conservator of Forests, Salem and Nishant Krishna, Under Secretary to Government,

Agriculture department– have been deputed for a period of two weeks to coordinate the transportation of oxygen through containers and tankers to Tamilnadu.

“Since Tamilnadu is expecting a continuous stream of tankers with liquid oxygen following this route, Bansal has requested to depute the two officers, who are conversant with Oriya/Hindi to be stationed, one at Bhubaneswar and another at Rourkela, for a period of two weeks to follow up the logisitcs arrangements,” the G.O. said.


NT Bureau