PMC to set up EV charging stations at 50 parking lots
In the municipal budget, Rs 50 lakh have been added for charging stations. The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) will supply charging stations signing an MoU with the civic body. As the Central government aims to reduce the carbon emissions and use of petrol and diesel and boosting the adoption of electric vehicles. It targets to make India as electric vehicles hub by 2030.
For this, we can see many EV startups emerging every day and many big automakers have already stepped into the EV revolution and some are planning to enter into the EV market. Whether we accept or not we can see that electric vehicles are the future. The advancements in technology in the EV sector and the great moves of big players in the industry will definitely bring positive changes which help in improving and developing day by day.
As for the people, many have started using electric vehicles and some are into the buying process. The subsidies or incentives from the government on a few models will encourage people to opt for electric vehicles.
However, incentives or various schemes will not be sufficient to attract the attention of the people. One of the main barriers to the adoption of electric vehicles is the lack of charging stations should be taken care of. Hence, PMC has decided to set up a network of charging stations across the city.
Not only in one city this should be followed in every city of India that it will remove the anxiety from the people’s mind then only we can achieve the set goals of the government.
Last year, The elected representatives of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) which is lead Women and Child Welfare Committee chairperson Jyotsana Ekbote have urged the civic administration to introduce electric vehicles facilities on the main roads of the city to reduce the pollution levels in the city.
Ekbote said to Municipal Commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad that there is a lot of air pollution caused due to the traffic in the city which leads to a rise in respiratory diseases. “The introduction of small electric vehicles on main city roads will help in improving the traffic problem as well as in reducing the air pollution,” she said.
The cited areas such as Fergusson College Road, Jangli Maharaj Road, Tilak road, Bajirao road, Shivaji road, Kumthekar road and Ganeshkind road are the examples where electric vehicles facilities can be set up by the civic body. Ekbote said that these measures will also help people to commute and in generating employment.
The PMC has also declared a fare of Rs 10 throughout the day for commuters to travel in the city using PMPML buses to discourage them from using private vehicles.
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