COVID-19 update: Here's all you need to know about Green corridor and Railway's Ro-ro service
Green Corridors have been opened by the Mumbai Police for the smooth transportation of the essential services in the city and Indian Railways are running special Oxygen express trains to transport liquid medical oxygen (LMO) from Vizag in Maharashtra.
Mumbai Police have formed a 'Green corridor' at all the checkpoints and toll plazas in the city for the speedy movement of vehicles, especially for the essential medical staff and services which sport red stickers on Monday. On Saturday, the Police commissioner stated that vehicles engaged in emergency and essential services will have to put up colour-coded stickers to limit transportation and avert traffic jams amid the lockdown.
All such vehicles were now being allowed to move through these allocated lanes. "Green Corridor for Vehicles With Red. We understand the urgency of all emergency professions and service seekers. Therefore, there is a dedicated lane for vehicles with red #emergencystickers at every checkpoint on the roads of Mumbai," the police tweeted.
Green Corridor for Vehicles With Red— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) April 19, 2021
We understand the urgency of all emergency professions and service seekers. Therefore, there is a dedicated lane for vehicles with red #emergencystickers at every check point on the roads of Mumbai
This stitch in time can truly save lives! pic.twitter.com/F1lYeX6Dww
Meanwhile, on Saturday, even the railways formulated guidelines to allow the transport of medical oxygen in cryogenic tankers after the Maharashtra government requested to meet the shortage of gas. To deal with the unprecedented crisis of COVID-19, Indian railways are going to run a special 'Oxygen Express' transporting liquid medical oxygen (LMO) and oxygen cylinders across the country over the next couple of days.
Reportedly, empty tankers have left from Kalamboli and Boisar railway stations in Mumbai to load liquid medical oxygen from Vizag, Jamshedpur, Rourkela and Bokaro on Monday. Green corridors are also created at the railway stations for the fast movement of the train.
Railways is running its first Oxygen Express in its fight against COVID-19. The Ro-Ro service with 7 empty tankers departed from Kalamboli, Maharashtra for Vizag today.— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) April 19, 2021
Oxygen Express will move via a green corridor for loading with Liquid Medical Oxygen. pic.twitter.com/TonlClDdQf
Earlier in the week, Maha CM Uddhav Thackeray had asked the government to assist in providing oxygen supply as the state was seeing a shortage of medical oxygen amid the COVID-19 situation.