Noida Metro Corporation Tenders for EV Charging Stations Along the Aqua Line

Noida Metro has issued a tender for setting up EV charging stations along the Noida-Greater Noida Aqua Line.

Noida Metro EV Charging

The Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) has issued a tender, inviting bids from eligible parties for setting up electric vehicle (EV) charging stations along the Noida-Greater Noida Aqua Line.

The scope of work for the selected bidders will include the design, installation, testing and operation of the public charging stations, fast charging stations, battery charging stations, or the battery swapping stations along the NMRC’s Aqua Line. The vendors will also be responsible for providing maintenance services for all the charring stations.

The last date for bid submission is November 7, 2019, and the pre-bid meeting has been scheduled for October 24, 2019, to address the concerns of the prospective bidders.

As per the RfS, every public charging station must have an exclusive transformer with all the related substation equipment, including safety appliance, a 33/11 kV line/cables with associated equipment required for line termination, or metering.

And, each station must also have one or more electric kiosks with the installation of all the charger models—fast, moderate, and slow. The successful bidder will also be responsible for providing a fast charging facility at the public charging station

To be eligible for participating in the tender the bidders must have a minimum average annual turnover of Rs 50 lakh during the last three financial years, and their net worth should not be less than Rs 5 lakh.

As per the NMRC, the public charging station providers are free to create charging hubs and to install more kiosks in addition to the numbers prescribed. And, the winning bidder(s) are expected to use type-tested electric vehicle service equipment for the project.

Recently, in order to provide much-awaited relief to the electric vehicle (EV) owners in the country, Power Minister RK Singh had provided his consent for needed amendments in the EV charging guidelines and specifications.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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