This should tell you all you need to know about Piyush’s oxygen express bombast. In two weeks (launched 20 April) they’ve delivered 1125 tons of oxygen. Delhi alone has a DAILY requirement of 900 tons of oxygen.…
“1125 MT of Liquid Medical Oxygen in 76 tankers to various states on 20 Oxygen express trains”

1 tanker = ~15 tons
Delhi alone needs 60 tankers a day. Remember that next time Piyush tweets shot of a train carrying 5 tankers. This isn’t going to cut it. Something else needed.
This is issue. If tanker turnaround time is 6 days and we have 1224 we can only deliver 200 X 15 tons = 3000 tonnes across India/day. Note that Delhi alone needs 900 tons/day. These are cryogenic tankers which cannot be replaced by those carrying something else.
Try and do what is possible to not get infected. Oxygen situation is unlikely to get better in short term (1 month). Unfortunately it may even get worse

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