An Indian Air Force (IAF) C17 Globemaster transport aircraft carrying 35 tonnes of assist along with 450 oxygen cylinders, each with a functionality of 46.6 liters, landed on the metropolis airport throughout the wee hours of Tuesday.
The cylinders have been donated by the British Oxygen Company (BOC) and have been consigned to the Indian Red Cross Society in Chennai.
After the cargo was unloaded, the first C-17 took off by round 7:45 AM. Chennai Airport authorities said that they’d facilitated the glossy movement of the IAF aircraft.
The IAF aircraft had acquired airborne from Jamnagar Airbase on Sunday, 2nd May to Brize Norton throughout the UK to raise important life help gear. The aircraft flew constantly for 11 and a half hours to achieve the UK.
The big 4-engine, T-tailed aircraft landed on the metropolis’s International airport at 5:15 am, following which Chennai Customs facilitated a speedy cargo clearance inside half an hour. Another load of 450 cylinders is predicted to succeed in throughout the metropolis by means of one different IAF C-17 transport aircraft throughout the afternoon.
“Showcasing the potential of Indo-British partnership to fight the pandemic. An IAF aircraft carrying 450 oxygen cylinders arrives in Chennai (India). Grateful to the UK for the support” tweeted Arindam Bagchi, Official Spokesperson of External Affairs Ministry.
The 5000-cylinder assist equipped by the British Oxygen Company comes at a time when India is ramping up efforts in its battle in the direction of the Covid-19 pandemic second wave that is raging all through the nation.
Chennai, Tamil Nadu’s capital metropolis witnessed an all-time extreme of 6,150 covid-19 circumstances on Monday, whereas Tamil Nadu seen 20,952 circumstances. Active circumstances throughout the state are at 1.23lakh.
Indian Air Force has been working relentlessly to verify the glossy logistics of the oxygen containers, cryogenic tankers, concentrators amongst others assist from quite a few elements of the world. Global help and help have been pouring in over the previous couple of weeks inside the kind of PPE Kits, raw provides for vaccine manufacturing, ventilators amongst others.