KSRTC drivers to take service for ensuring oxygen supply in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram: KSRTC CMD Biju Prabhakar has informed that the service of KSRTC drivers will be provided for taking oxygen cylinders and medicines to Kerala as part of the COVID preventive measures in the state.
KSRTC drivers will offer service to operate tanker lorries for taking oxygen to Kerala from May 13 onwards.
Palakkad Motor Vehicle Department will provide training to 35 drivers who expressed willingness to be part of this mission. The trained drivers will be deployed for service in the oxygen tanker of the company named Inox.
The service of drivers is necessary for the war rooms which established to ensure oxygen supply to all hospitals across the state. Due to the shortage of drivers, some war rooms sought help from KSRTC.
Following this, KSRTC CMD issued a circular directing the drivers to inform the names of those who are interested to operate tanker lorries for oxygen supply. Over 450 drivers from various depots expressed willingness to join the mission.
Among them, the first batch of 35 drivers will join training on Thursday.
Apart from this, many KSRTC drivers are serving in many collectorates for COVID prevention activities. CMD has informed that many KSRTC staff expressed willingness for voluntary activities related to the COVID battle.