SDMC to develop over 50 EV charging stations, install rooftop solar: Report

South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) is reportedly targeting to develop over 50 Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations by the end of this FY in a bid to encourage more people to use green vehicles.

The corporation is also planning to install rooftop solar panels at all schools and municipal buildings by 2019-end reports ET.

Puneet Goel, SDMC commissioner on Monday at fourth Asia Pacific Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation — Resilient Cities Asia Pacific 2019 said “We have already introduced reforms in our department and replaced 75 diesel and petrol vehicles with e-vehicles to reduce carbon emission by 75,000 tonne per annum. The public e-charging stations will encourage general public to reduce pollution.” Goel added “We have installed rooftop solar panels of 9 megawatt capacity at 208 school buildings. It helps us generate 10 million solar units every year. Panels will be installed at other municipal buildings soon.

The publication notes that the corporation is currently finalising sites for installing EV charging stations across south Delhi.

The three-day event hosted by SDMC in association with United Nations is attended by representatives from 31 countries. The event was inaugurated by vice-president M Venkaiah Naidu.