Srinagar: Electronic Mechanical Engineering wing of Chinar Corps today made a defunct oxygen plant with 700 cylinder capacity functional in Rangreth Srinagar today.
The oxygen plant was defunct for many years; however the civil administration last week approached the mechanical engineering wing of the Chinar corps to turn the plant functional, the army said.
Speaking to Kashmir news service (KNS), Lieutenant Colonel, Niladri Roy 15 cops workshops said that plant was defunct from last four years, and amid the growing demand of oxygen, the civil administration approached the Chinar Corps to turn the plant operational.
However the Chinar Corps with the help of the Air force airlifted the spare parts from Mumbai in two days to make the plant operational, he said.
The operation was started by the mechanical engineering wing of the 15 Corps workshop team.
“It took four days for us to make the plant operational. Since morning the plant is generating oxygen, around 100 cylinders have been filled. The plant has started receiving more cylinders to meet the demand of our hospitals. The plant has the capacity of 700 cylinders per day,” he added.
Since the plant was shut from the last four years, it was important to repair the plant in a phased manner, army officer said, “Our mechanical engraining wing worked day out and day in to turn the plant operational in minimum time.”
Lt Col, N Roy, expressed gratitude to its staff for working hard to make the plant operational in the time of health crisis.
He also urged people to work together to defeat the pandemic.(KNS)