On Tuesday, the East Central Railway sent a thank-you note to Rohan Verma, CEO of MapmyIndia. The small but thoughtful gesture from the zonal railway, which is busy transporting oxygen, a lifeline for thousands of Covid patients, was encouraging for the company that is using technology to track oxygen supplies to medical units.
The East Central Railway touches Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. While Jharkhand is a production centre for oxygen, the other states are big consumers that fall on vital rail links on which the Oxygen Express trains are running. And MapmyIndia’s free-of-charge initiative is helping prevent any diversion and pilferage by tracking oxygen tankers through its global positioning system (GPS).