In a rush to make green Capital, Delhi to identify land for EV charging stations

Delhi is all set to become green capital with the new charging stations. Concerned agencies of the Centre and Delhi government will start identifying land  in the next two weeks  under their jurisdictions to sett-up EV charging stations.

This decision to identify land for EV charging stations was taken in the first meeting of the charging infrastructure working group of Delhi government on Thursday.

The meeting was chaired by Jasmine Shah, vice chairperson, Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi.

“All the government agencies in Delhi including municipal corporations, PWD, Transport department, DTC, DMRC, DDA, among others will identify concessional locations within their jurisdictions in the next two weeks for setting up charging stations,” said the statement.

Delhi government will aggregate these locations and work out a unified model for setting up 200 charging spots in the city in the next one year, it said.

The Electric Vehicle Policy 2020 was notified last month by the Transport department of Delhi government.

In view of the multiplicity of agencies in Delhi, the task of devising and implementing a coordinated strategy for setting up charging infrastructure in Delhi has been entrusted to the charging infrastructure working group.

“Delhi government will soon be rolling out financial incentives promised under the EV policy,” Mr. Shah said.

With PTI Inputs

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