NHAI said in an official statement, "To provide uninterrupted passage for tankers and containers carrying Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) across national highways, the user fee for such vehicles at toll plazas has been exempted. Although toll plazas have nearly zero waiting time after implementation of FASTag, NHAI is already providing priority passage to such vehicles for fast and seamless transportation of medical oxygen." The aim is to provide seamless movement of tankers carrying liquid medical oxygen.Additionally, the NHAI has instructed all of its officials and other stakeholders to assist govement and private efforts to combat the pandemic by proactively assisting them.The sudden increase in COVID-19 cases has increased the demand for liquid medical oxygen across the country. In this medical crisis, timely delivery of medical oxygen to hospitals and medical centers is essential to saving the lives of severely affected COVID-19 patients.
Toll Fee for Tankers Carrying Liquid Medical Oxygen exempted on National Highways.Click here for more details: https://t.co/GmiogH1l8D— NHAI (@NHAI_Official) May 8, 2021
The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is one of the worst in the world with more than 50 lakh cases of infection reported in India in the last 15 days. India recorded over 300,000 cases in the last 24 hours, while the total number of cases recorded so far has crossed the two-crore mark.Also Read: Antitrust Probe Into Tata Motors’ Commercial Vehicle Business
Containers carrying Liquid Medical Oxygen will be treated at par with other emergency vehicles such as ambulances for a period of two months or till further orders. Priority passage is being provided to such vehicles for quick and seamless transportation of medical oxygen.— NHAI (@NHAI_Official) May 8, 2021