As demand declines, BSL cuts O2 supply in 11 states | Ranchi News

Bokaro: As cases of Covid-19 have declined dramatically across the country and demand for oxygen has declined, Bokaro Steel Limited (BSL) has reduced its supply of liquid medical oxygen in 11 states.
BSL communications chief Manikant Dhan said: “BSL provided 7,375 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen to 11 states when the second wave of the pandemic was at its peak in May. But now demand has dropped and last month BSL only had to deliver 601 MT of oxygen to three states – Bihar (105 MT), Uttar Pradesh (210 MT) and Madhya Pradesh (80 MT). ”
On directives from the Union Steel Ministry, the five units of the Steel Authority of India Limited had diverted their liquid oxygen for medical purposes. BSL was to supply oxygen to Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Assam, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
Of the 11 states, the greatest amount of oxygen was supplied to UP (5,381 MT) by special trains. Bihar received 4,092 MT, Madhya Pradesh received 2,203 MT, Punjab 1,400 MT and West Bengal received 1,099 MT.
Oxygen from the BSL plant was transported daily by rail and road. Several cryogenic tankers were airlifted by Indian Air Force cargo planes from Birsa Munda International Airport in Ranchi. The PSU also provided free oxygen to public and private hospitals in Bokaro.

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