The entire nation is currently struggling with the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. With most of the hospitals flooded with patients, there has been an acute shortage of medical oxygen. In support of the fight against the deadly virus, the Indian Air Force (IAF) carried out operations to airlift empty oxygen tankers to be refilled by reducing travel time amid COVID surge. The Indian Air Force with support from Ashok Leyland trucks recently completed multiple airlifting tasks of cryogenic oxygen containers to speed up the distribution of medical oxygen.
C-17 and IL-76 aircraft of IAF with the support of #AshokLeyland Trucks have started airlifting big oxygen tankers from their place of use to the filling stations across the country to speed up the distribution of much-needed oxygen.#COVID19India #COVIDSecondWave #coronavirus pic.twitter.com/QEGIDAiYqv
— Ashok Leyland (@ALIndiaOfficial) April 23, 2021
In this critical hour of need, Ashok Leyland’s service mandi arm has stepped up for the fight against the deadly coronavirus. It is providing around the clock assistance to all brands of commercial vehicles transporting oxygen as well as other essential items.
As a part of the COVID relief operation, IAF used C-17 and IL-76 aircrafts to transport oxygen containers from Air Force Station Hindan to Panagarh for recharging. After completing the task from Begumpet to Bhubaneswar & Indore to Jamnagar, C-17 aircraft also air transported containers from Pune, Indore & Jodhpur to Jamnagar.
In this critical hour of need, the #ServiceMandi arm of #AshokLeyland has embarked on a mission to provide 24×7 #support to all brands of commercial vehicles transporting oxygen & other essential items.
Customers can avail the service by calling the Toll free number 18002088800
— Ashok Leyland (@ALIndiaOfficial) April 25, 2021
The Indian Air Force extended support to Jharkhand as C-17 aircraft airlifted cryogenic oxygen tankers from Hindan Air Base and Bhopal to Ranchi. This task operation comes after the Delhi High Court suggested airlifting oxygen to several states facing a crippling shortage of medical oxygen.