Today, the Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) Ministry have issued a notice and made it mandatory that Vehicle Location Tracking (VLT) devices have to be fitted to every oxygen container, tankers and vehicle.

The decision was taken in view of the increasing demand for oxygen amid the second wave of Covid-19 and GPS tracking will ensure proper monitoring and protection of these tankers, without any diversion or delay.

Issuing a notice regarding this, the ministry tweeted, “MoRTH has made it mandatory for Oxygen containers/tankers/vehicles to be fitted with Vehicle Location Tracking (VLT) devices. GPS tracking will ensure monitoring and protection of these tankers, besides ensuring there is no diversion or delay.”

Currently, India is fighting against a more infectious second wave of Covid-19 which is sweeping through the country. Today it recorded 3,57,229 fresh Covid cases which are a little bit less than the previous 24 hours, informed the Union Health Ministry.

On 1st May, the daily spike broke all the previous records and hit 4 lakh in 24 hours.

Currently, there are 34,47,133 active Covid cases according to the governmental data. The death toll went to 2,22,408 with 3,449 fatalities in the last 24 hours, while the total caseload went up to 2,02,82,833.

On the other hand, amid vaccine shortage, India has administered more than 15,89,32,921 Covid-19 vaccine doses, as per the health ministry.


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