South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) is all set to open space in its jurisdiction for EV charging and battery stations. The civic body had passed a policy on the same during its standing committee’s meeting on Tuesday, November 24.
As reported by a national daily, Narendra Chawla, Leader of the House, SDMC, said that the civic body is looking forward to inviting energy operators to set up charging and battery stations on the land owned by SDMC, including roads transferred to the Public Works Department (PWD) for maintenance. And, in return, the private companies will have to pay a fixed monthly sum to SDMC.
As per the policy issued by SDMC, the civic body’s aims to establish stations after every 3 km. The proposed stations are exected to host features like EV supply equipment, charger management system, meter box, LED screens and CCTV cameras.
Further, the policy also states that PSUs which operate in EV-related domains and discoms operating in Delhi will only be allowed to install EV charging stations on the civic body’s land.
Earlier in the month of August, the Delhi government had introduced its EV policy under which it announced various incentives on two, three and four-wheelers and on commercial vehicles as well.