Sri Somesh Kumar, IAS., Chief Secretary, Government of Telangana informed that the MEIL (Megha Engineering Infrastructure Company Ltd) has given assurance to donate (11) cryogenic tankers to the State Government as part of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), today received 3 Cryogenic tankers at Begumpet Air force Station. Chief Secretary flagged off the tankers which will go by train to Odisha to fill with oxygen. The Cryogenic Oxygen tankers were airlifted by IL.76 Indian Airforce Aircraft from Bangkok and reached Begumpet Airport in the afternoon.
Chief Secretary said that 3 tankers has arrived in Hyderabad as first batch and the remaining are scheduled to reach by tomorrow, but due to disturbance in Bay of Bengal, remaining tankers will be arriving in 3 to 4 days.
Chief Secretary informed that As per the instructions of the Hon’ble Chief Minister Sri K. Chandrashekar Rao, to ensure proper Oxygen supply to the Covid patients in the State without any shortage, all the officers working relentlessly to contain the spread of Covid and also initiated steps to construct Oxygen plants, storage units and procuring tankers to supply Oxygen to the Covid patients in the State.
Sri Sunil Sharma,IAS., Special Chief Secretary (TR&B), Sri M.R.Rao,IAS., Commissioner, Transport, Sri Srinivas Reddy, (MEIL) and other officials were present.