Amaravati(AP), May 9 (PTI) The National Highways
Authority of India (NHAI) is setting up four oxygen plants
with a total capacity of 3,000 litres in four districts of
It has finalized vendors for 38 more sites and work on
those plants would start upon directions from the NHAI
headquarters, AP Health Commissioner Katamaneni Bhaskar said
here on Sunday.
NHAI commenced work on oxygen plants at Amalapuram in
East Godavari district (500 litres), Madanapalli in Chittoor
district (500 litres), Tadepalligudem in West Godavari
district (1,000 litres) and Hindupuram in Anantapuramu
district (1,000 litres), Bhaskar said in a release.
The state government has sent a proposal to the Centre
seeking approval for setting up 82 pressure swing adsorption
(PSA) technology plants for oxygen generation.
"We hope to get approval soon for that so that work can
be started," Bhaskar told PTI.
Meanwhile, Principal Secretary (Health) Anil Kumar
Singhal issued an order on Sunday sanctioning a sum of Rs
309.87 crore for augmenting oxygen supplies in the state.
The state government will be setting up 49 oxygen
generating plants at as many locations at a total cost of
Rs 205.99 crore.
Also, 10,000 additional oxygen pipelines would be laid
at an expenditure of Rs 50 crore.
"We will procure 50 cryogenic oxygen tanker vehicles and
tankers after finalizing the technical specifications. It
will cost Rs 46.08 crore," Anil said.
A sum of Rs 7.80 crore has been earmarked for repair
works of oxygen pipelines for six months in each of the 13
districts in the state.
The Principal Secretary directed the AP Medical Services
and Infrastructure Development Corporation Managing Director
to take immediate necessary action in this regard. PTI DBV
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