NITI Aayog to launch elec­tric ve­hi­cle charg­ing in­fra­struc­ture in Delhi

The ‘quick pi­lot’ project in­cludes 55 lo­ca­tions with 135 charg­ing sta­tions.

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NEW DELHI: Clear­ing the decks for the in­tro­duc­tion of elec­tric ve­hi­cles in the na­tional cap­i­tal, NITI Aayog Vice Chair­man Ra­jiv Ku­mar on Fri­day re­leased a pro­posal to de­velop elec­tric ve­hi­cle charg­ing in­fra­struc­ture in Delhi.

The “quick pi­lot” project in­cludes 55 lo­ca­tions with 135 charg­ing sta­tions. Of these, 46 are DC quick charg­ing sta­tions and 89 are slower AC charg­ing sta­tions. The plan in­cludes a de­ploy­ment time­line with first in­stal­la­tions in Novem­ber it­self, a state­ment from the plan­ning body said.

The pro­posal could be used to pro­vide a struc­ture for elec­tric ve­hi­cle in­fra­struc­ture roll­out in the Gur­gaon-Indira Gandhi In- ter­na­tional Air­port-South Delhi- Noida cor­ri­dor, it added. Ac­cord­ing to the NITI Aayog, the de­ploy­ment of the in­fra­struc­ture would re­quire co-op­er­a­tion with state gov­ern­ments, gov­ern­ment au­thor­i­ties and com­pa­nies, as well as some pri­vate en­ter­prises like DLF Mall and Delhi In­ter­na­tion- al Air­port Lim­ited (DIAL).

“The plan i s i mple­mentable, it in­cludes a large num­ber of sta­tions. Fur­ther ex­pan­sion of this in Delhi-NCR and other cities in In­dia is some­thing to be con­sid­ered based on the ex­pe­ri­ence from this ‘quick pi­lot’,” the NITI Aayog said.

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