The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to setup first electric vehicle charging station inside a civic body-owned parking lot at Hutatma Chowk in South Mumbai.
According to Rishi Review, the BMC plans to have charging stations at the parking lots it owns citywide. It has decided to start this initiative with BMC’s A ward, that looks after areas like Churchgate, Colaba and Fort, by installing a charging station for electric vehicles at the Hutatma Chowk parking lot.
handa Jadhav, assistant municipal commissioner, BMC’s A ward told the leading daily, “We have drafted the proposal to have an electric-vehicle charging station at our on-street parking lot in Hutatma Chowk. We will install the same by floating bids on receiving approval. The charging station will come up inside the parking lot by ensuring other activities are not disturbed. We have also identified five locations in my ward to install smart poles on traffic junctions.” The parking lot for charging station for e-vehicles at Hutatma Chowk will have smart poles. These poles will have directions, signages, traffic signals, and charging points for phones
To promote the usage of electric vehicles (EVs) in India, the government has approved a plan to establish 2,636 charging stations for EVs throughout the country.
These charging stations will be spread across 62 cities in 24 states and Union Territories. As a part of the plan, out of the 2,636 charging stations, 1,633 will be rapid charging stations. Maharashtra has topped the list with 317 followed by Andhra Pradesh with 266.
The states of Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan will get 256, 207, and 205 charging stations respectively. The Union Territories of Delhi and Chandigarh are expected to receive around 70 such charging stations