Mumbai to have 50 EV Charging Stations in 3 Months

All the 50 EV charging stations in Mumbai are expected to be ready for use in the next 3 months.


Mumbai Government has awarded contract for developing its first 50 Electric Vehicles Charging Station to electric giant Solar Group, which will mark the start of its new electric vehicle policy.

All the 50 EV charging stations are expected to be ready for use in the next 3 months.

State power department officials told ‘The Hindu’ that within the next three months 10 charging stations will be deployed each in Thane, Panvel, Pune and along the Mumbai-Pune and the Mumbai-Nagpur expressways. The company is also in charge of building the Rs. 36,000 crore ‘Prosperity Corridor’ between Mumbai and Nagpur.

As per Electricity Act 2003, the EV charging stations will not be charged anything and additionally will not require any license for plying as it does not include direct transmitting, distributing or trading electricity.

Moreover, the first phase of the electric vehicle policy includes order just of Rs. 1.5 crore.

The Urban Development Department (UDD) also framed ground rules that require the stations not to obstruct movement at public spaces and comply with fire safety measures. The UDD has directed the planning authorities to clear proposals within 15 days after checking if they adhere to the prescribed norms.

Source: The Hindu

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