All tankers carrying liquid medical oxygen (LMO) in the state are being fitted with GPS units in order to track their movement and guarantee higher administration of provide of the life-saving fuel to COVID-19 sufferers, a senior official stated on Tuesday.
Speaking to PTI, state transport commissioner Avinash Dhakane stated presently, 250 tankers are getting used for the availability of LMO, demand for which has surged with the rise in COVID-19 circumstances.
“Nearly 50 per cent of the 250 tankers are already fitted with GPS, while the remaining will be fitted with it within a few days. Once all the tankers fitted with these device, their movement can be tracked from the control room,” Dhakane stated.
A management room has been arrange for monitoring the movement of tankers supplying oxygen throughout the state and officers from the Road Transport Offices have been deputed to get the GPS units fitted, he stated, including that LMO is being equipped from 19 totally different vegetation by way of tankers.
The Federation of Automobile Dealers Association (FADA) has funded the work of putting in GPS on oxygen tankers, the official stated.
Meanwhile, the FADA in a launch acknowledged that its state president Amar Jatin Sheth had not too long ago met the transport commissioner to perceive how the affiliation can contribute in the struggle towards COVID-19 and on his advice, FADA Maharashtra determined to repair the 250 oxygen tankers with GPS units.