Kailash Gahlot, Transport Minister of Delhi held a meeting to identify various sites owned by the government departments for setting up of EV charging infrastructure in Delhi, on October 26.
Senior officials from various land owing agencies namely Transport department, Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC), Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System Ltd (DIMTS), Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL), Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL), and Delhi Transco Ltd (DTL) attended the meeting.
As reported by a national daily, Gaholt said, “Delhi has the distinction of having the maximum number of different land owing agencies. As per the EV policy e have in the national capital, we all understand the importance of setting up an EV-friendly ecosystem and its effective implementation.” He depressed his contentedness that all these agencies are working towards the goal of making Delhi the EV capital of India.
The work on setting up of charging stations at various locations across Delhi is already ongoing and within a coming few weeks, the final list of charging stations and their locations will be out, added the Minister.
As per the report, the government statement said, “It was decided that DTL will pool government land parcels and integrate a state-wise tender to install charging stations across Delhi.”