New Delhi: The Sikkim government made oxygen supply kits compulsory in all vehicles registered in the state. From July 1, every vehicle in Sikkim will carry oxygen supply kits or canisters. Sikkim government took this decision following regular incidents of people suffering breathing problems at high altitude regions of the state. s,
Sikkim Transport Department on Wednesday issued a notification that stated that portable oxygen kits or canisters will be mandatory for all vehicles, both personal and commercial.
The oxygen kits and canisters will be certified by the Sikkim health department. From July 1, police and the transport department will conduct frequent checks to make sure that the vehicles obey the order.
Most of the popular tourist spots in Sikkim are located at high altitudes of over 10,000 feet in the northern region of this Himalayan state. Usually senior citizens and children during their visits to Lachen, Lachung, Gurudongmar Lake, Yumthang, Chhangu Lake, Nathu-la, and Baba Mandir suffer breathing problems at high altitudes.