Target 100, New Delhi Municipal Council Pushes to Set up EV Charging Stations for Public Fast – EQ Mag Pro
NEW DELHI: Out of the goal of establishing 100 charging stations for electrical automobiles by the year-end, New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has commissioned work on 66 and work on the remaining 34 has been expedited.
The are 17 websites for the charging stations at Connaught Place, 4 on Barakhamba Road, 4 on Kali Mandir Lane (Gurudwara Road), two at Mandi House, three close to Akashwani Bhavan, three at NDMC parking in Dilli Haat, two close to PSOI membership, six at New Moti Bagh, two at Moti Bagh (Chanakyapuri), one at Ashok Road, Khanna Market, 4 at Lodhi Garden, eight close to Talkatora Stadium, Gole Market, Sarojini Nagar, Laxmi Bai Market, two at Yashwant Place, six on Rafi Marg and one at Sansad Marg (Sardar Patel Bhavan).
NDMC vice-chairperson Satish Upadhyay mentioned the charging stations for four-wheelers can be utilized by everybody by paying Rs 10 per unit of electrical energy. People who wish to use the ability to cost their four-wheelers can guide a slot on-line by way of the app “Electreefi”. “In case they face any issues in using the charging station, customers can call the support team on the helpline number 8305305305. Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), which has been given the contract for carrying out the project, will resolve the errors pointed out by consumers within 72 hours,” he added.
Being a stakeholder within the undertaking, NDMC additionally has a back-end help system to watch the standing of service points and rectification, in case the tools put in on the EV charging stations will not be working correctly. “Most of these are DC chargers and people can charge their four-wheelers between two and two and a half hours,” mentioned an official.
Work on laying cables is beneath course of at 34 websites. “Due to the monsoon, the work was put on hold for some time. But now we expect the cables to be laid by the month-end. However, these stations will only become fully operational by the end of this year,” the official mentioned.
For establishing the general public EV charging infrastructure, NDMC signed an settlement with EESL, which turned efficient from 2019. It was later accepted within the council assembly.
“According to the MoU, EESL is incurring the entire cost of installation, operation and maintenance and paying Rs 1 as rent for land to NDMC. A plan to implement the second phase of the project is in the pipeline. However, any finalisation of the proposal or identification of sites will be done after phase-I is completed,” mentioned Upadhyay.
A automobile can journey 100-150km after getting charged totally, which is sufficient for native journey. “The decision to set up these stations came after the Centre’s push to switch to e-vehicles by 2030,” mentioned the official.