EV charging stations operators to be hired through centralised tendering system in Delhi

According to the Delhi Transport Department, a centralised tendering system will be adopted to hire an operator to install, run, maintain and upgrade charging stations for EVs in the city. Land-owning agencies will be required to provide land for the installation of public EV charging stations.

The Delhi government has been planning to build on an effective electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure across the national capital for faster uptake of EVs. A meeting was convened in this regard to discuss the status of identification of potential land sites owned by government departments or agencies for setting up EV charging infrastructure in the city. In the first meeting held on September 17, 2020, the members agreed that Delhi Transco Limited (DTL) as the state nodal agency for EVs will pool government land parcels and integrate a state-wise tender to install charging stations across the city of Delhi. Simultaneously, DTL and Delhi discoms will also conduct a joint-survey of the land parcels to identify sites for priority 1 of the tendering process. The Delhi EV Policy, 2020 targets 25 per cent of all new vehicle registrations by 2024 to be battery electric vehicles.

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