Delhi government accelerates EV charging infrastructure plans
As part of the Delhi EV Policy, targeting an ambitious electrification of 25 per cent of all new vehicles registrations by 2024, the Delhi government has taken the next few crucial steps towards beefing up the capital's EV charging infrastructure. Delhi Transport Minister, Kailash Gahlot, convened a meeting recently to discuss potential charging locations on land sites owned by the government and its agencies, as part of the Working Group on Accelerated Rollout of Charging Infrastructure in Delhi. A final list of charging locations is expected in a few weeks, post which the tender process will begin.
In September, Delhi Transco Limited was appointed as the state nodal agency for EVs, which will pool government land parcels and float a state-wide tender for the installation of public charging stations. DTL and Delhi distribution companies will further conduct a joint survey of these sites towards the tendering process. A centralised tendering system will be adopted to hire an energy operator to run and maintain charging stations across the state.
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