EV Charging Station Operators To Be Hired Via Centralised Tenders In Delhi

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  • Land-owning agencies will be required to provide land for the installation of public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations
  • The Delhi government is working to expand infrastructure as per its EV policy to increase electric vehicle numbers, which is to be 25 of all new vehicle registrations, by 2024

A centralised tendering system will be adopted to hire an operator to install, run, maintain and upgrade charging stations for electric vehicles in Delhi as per the Delhi Transport Department. It said that . Land-owning agencies will be required to provide land for the installation of public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.

Transport minister Kailash Gahlot said after a meeting with stakeholders that Delhi has the distinction of having the maximum number of different land owning agencies. It is understandable how crucial making an electric vehicle friendly ecosystem is to the effective implementation of the EV policy.

Status of identification of potential land sites

Gahlot expressed satisfaction that all the land owning agencies are aligned to the Delhi government’s and chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s vision of making Delhi the EV capital of India. He said that the working group is already working diligently on identifying probable locations for installing charging infrastructure, and in the next few weeks, the government is of having a final list of locations where charging stations would come up. The meeting convened by Gahlot discussed the status of identification of potential land sites owned by various government agencies, according to a statement.

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Delhi Presently has about 70 charging stations. The Delhi government is working to expand infrastructure as per its EV policy to increase electric vehicle numbers, which is to be 25 of all new vehicle registrations, by 2024.

The first meeting of the working group on accelerated roll out of charging infrastructure in Delhi was held in September. During this meeting, the members had agreed that DTL as the nodal agency for EVs will pool government land parcels and integrate a state-wise tender to install charging stations across the city.

During this meeting, the members had agreed that DTL as the nodal agency for EVs will pool government land parcels and integrate a state-wise tender to install charging stations across the city.

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