Bengaluru: With India fighting the coronavirus hard, the NHAI has come forward to build 500 oxygen plants across India. 

This will be taken up on a war- footing. Reports also add that the body has decided to waive off toll fee as tankers pass through national highways. 

Road minister Nitin Gadkari said, "Our engineers will work with the doctors to ensure oxygen supply to the needy patients. Like record speed in roads, we will construct infrastructure at record speed to save the life of every citizen."

It should also be noted that oxygen carriers are being given the utmost priority as they take highways to transport LMO. This comes even as there is zero-waiting time due to the implementation of FASTag. 

The demand for oxygen across the country has hit the roof, with several hospitals placing SoS. 

DRDO pitches in to build hospitals: 

The DRDO built hospitals having the capacity to house several beds in Lucknow. 

It has also used oxygen producing ability that is used in LCA called the OnBoard Oxygen Generating System (OBOGS). 

It is an indigenously built technology (specifically for India-manufactured aircract) used to supply oxygen to the aircrew by supplying oxygen using bleed air from the engine and separating oxygen from other components, using a process called Pressure Swing Adsorption Technology.  

It is in this way that the country is fighting the demon in whatever way possible and puts up a brave front as one single entity.