Govt invites proposals for charging infrastructure on major highways & expressways
Charging stations installation on major highways and expressways for electric vehicles has been proposed by the government of India.
The Department of Heavy Industry has issued an Expression of Interest (EoI) for inviting proposals from government organisations, PSUs (state/ central), state-owned discoms, oil PSUs and other public and private entities to build and operate public EV charging infrastructure.
Charging infrastructure on major highways & expressways
This proposal is to build and operate EV charging infrastructure on the Mumbai-Pune, Ahmedabad-Vadodara, Delhi-Agra, Bengaluru-Mysore, Bengaluru-Chennai, Surat-Mumbai, Agra-Lucknow, Eastern Peripheral and Hyderabad-ORR expressways.
Apart from this, other highways were also included in the proposal such as Delhi-Srinagar, Delhi-Kolkata, Agra-Nagpur, Meerut to Gangotri Dham, Mumbai-Delhi, Mumbai-Panaji, Mumbai-Nagpur, Mumbai-Bengaluru and Kolkata to Bhubaneswar.
The government under the Phase-II of the FAME India Scheme aims to support the development of EV charging infrastructure by increasing the capita grant to the organisations to promote the adoption of electric vehicles.
Earlier in January, it was in the news that the government is working on an electric highway between New Delhi and Mumbai at a cost of about Rs 1 lakh crore and has already awarded 60% of the contract said Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari.
“It will be a 1,300 km, 12-lane green highway, and our target is to complete it before January 26, 2024,” he said. The highway passes by the economically backward areas of Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra which will help the Centre to save Rs 16,000 crore on land acquisition.
A 10 km electric highway along the Delhi-Mumbai expressway will be piloted by the Gadkari ministry in collaboration with the heavy industries department. The infrastructure will include the overhead cables and substations for the trial run.
Globally there are three projects of electric highways demonstrated globally which includes a trial run on the A5 motor highway outside Frankfurt in May.
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