India’s First Highway Corridors For EV Is Expected By March 2020

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  • The project is about converting 500-km of the expressway into electric corridors with facilities for charging electric vehicles
  • Eight charging stations will be between Delhi-Agra and ten between Delhi-Jaipur
  • Besides charging their vehicles, people can also change batteries
  • Six more charging stations have been proposed between Pari Chowk in Greater Noida and Delhi
  • Developing one km stretch of a four-lane highway costs anywhere between 14 crore and 20 crore

India’s first highway corridors with charging stations for electric vehicles are expected to come up along the Delhi-Jaipur and Delhi-Agra highways by 2020. The combined stretch of the corridors on the Yamuna Expressway (between Delhi and Agra) and the National Highway 48 (between Delhi and Jaipur) will be 500 km, and 18 charging stations will be set up near toll plazas on the two routes.

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The e-corridors are proposed to be the first under the Ease of Doing Business Programme (EODB) of the Advance Services for Social and Administrative Reforms (ASSAR), a private entity which is supported by the central government, an official engaged in the project said to PTI.

The project is about converting 500-km of the expressway into electric corridors with facilities for charging electric vehicles. Test runs on these corridors are expected to begin this September and these e-corridors will be launched in March 2020, National Programme Director EODB at ASSAR, Abhijeet Sinha told the news agency.

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Eighteen charging stations will be setup on the two routes. Eight will be between Delhi-Agra and ten between Delhi-Jaipur. Besides charging their vehicles, people can also change batteries.

Six more charging stations have been proposed between Pari Chowk in Greater Noida and Delhi, a region which has a dense population. Sinha notified that they have made a recommendation in this regard to the Noida Authority for facilitating land.

Cost involved
On the cost of the entire project, Sinha informed that developing a single charging station would cost somewhere around two crore rupees and the electricity charges would be extra.

However, developing one km stretch of a four-lane highway costs anywhere between 14 crore and 20 crore.

He further mentioned that the normal power tariff comes to 6 to 8 per unit across states and they are trying to get uniform rates across the states for the project as it progresses.

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