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    COVID Scare: NHAI exempts tankers carrying Liquid Medical Oxygen from toll fee

    The outbreak of COVID-19 has created huge demand for Liquid Medical Oxygen across the country

    GUWAHATI: In order 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.

    Keeping in view the current unprecedented demand for Medical Oxygen across the country due to COVID-19 Pandemic, 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.

    Although the toll plazas have nearly zero waiting time after the implementation of FASTag, the National Highways Authority of India is already providing priority passage to such vehicles for quick and seamless transportation of medical oxygen.

    Instructions have also been issued by NHAI to all its officials and other stakeholders to assist the government and private efforts to fight the pandemic in helping them in a proactive manner.

    The outbreak of COVID-19 has created huge demand of Liquid Medical Oxygen across the country.

    During the ongoing crisis, the timely delivery of Liquid Medical Oxygen to hospitals and medical centers is of paramount importance to save the lives of patients critically affected by COVID-19. Exemption of payment of user fee at the Toll Plazas will ensure faster movement of Medical Oxygen on the National Highways.

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