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Delhi govt. to set up EV charging stations at all state-run offices

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To make Delhi the "Electric Vehicle Capital of India", the state government has decided to build electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at all government offices in the national capital which will be ready in three months.

Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot stated government employees will be able to charge their EVs during work hours.

"Electric vehicles are being encouraged rapidly throughout Delhi to implement the vision of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. In Delhi, EV charging stations are being built swiftly," he said, adding that these stations will now be installed in all government offices.

"The general public, in addition to government employees, will also be able to charge their vehicles here…," the minister added.

As per the order issued by the Delhi government, all departments under it must identify suitable locations and install public charging stations on their premises. Within three months, EV charging stations will be installed in all government buildings, it said.

A subsidy of Rs.6,000 per charging point will be provided for establishing an EV charging station through a discom-empanelled vendor, it said.

The transport department, in partnership with Delhi discoms, has instituted a single point of contact.

The single window process can be used to install EV chargers from discom-empanelled vendors at reduced and low tariffs. 

Author : Debi Dash
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