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Mahindra to ensure oxygen supply in Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Chakan, Nasik, Nagpur

May 4, 2021: The Mahindra Group has rolled out a free service initiative, Oxygen on Wheels (O2W), to strengthen the availability of oxygen by connecting oxygen producers with hospitals and medical centres.

Mahindra has pressed into service 100 vehicles to overcome the transportation bottleneck with safe and quick transportation to deliver oxygen cylinders %u2018on demand%u2019
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Mahindra has pressed into service 100 vehicles to overcome the transportation bottleneck with safe and quick transportation to deliver oxygen cylinders %u2018on demand%u2019

May 4, 2021: The Mahindra Group has rolled out a free service initiative, Oxygen on Wheels (O2W), to strengthen the availability of oxygen by connecting oxygen producers with hospitals and medical centres.

O2W is launched in Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Chakan, Nasik and Nagpur with over 100 Mahindra vehicles ferrying oxygen, at the present.

O2W will be helmed by Mahindra Logistics, a Mahindra Group company, which is partnering with the administration and local government bodies on this project. With a large fleet of vehicles at its disposal and an integrated command and control centre, Mahindra Logistics is working on creating a seamless and endless chain of supply of lifesaving oxygen and transport it to the hospitals and medical centres in a way that is safe and reliable.

“Discussions are ongoing with the civic administration and government departments to extend this free service to other cities as well, most importantly to Delhi, which is facing an acute shortage. Given the overwhelming response in the past 48 hours, extending this initiative to deliver oxygen cylinders directly to patients’ homes is also under consideration,” reads the release.

Anish Shah, managing director & CEO, Mahindra Group, said, “We are committed to deploying our resources and capabilities innovatively to address the challenge on hand. Oxygen on wheels meets an urgent need by partnering with local authorities to help save precious lives and reduce the pressure on our healthcare services.”

“The group’s efforts cover a wide spectrum – from raising funds to sustain the government’s relief efforts and providing ICU beds, emergency cab services, quarantine centres, to monetary support and dry rations for the underprivileged, to re-engineering its production lines and facilities to manufacture much-needed PPE, face shields, face masks and aerosol boxes to aid the fight against coronavirus, the release reads.

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