Delhi government to begin single-window facility for EV-charging scheme

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Delhi government to begin single-window facility for EV-charging scheme

Hospitals and commercial spaces like malls and theatres will also be involved in the policy

Delhi government to begin single-window facility for EV-charging scheme

New Delhi: Taking forward its electric vehicles policy in the city, the Delhi government is set to start a single-window facility for installation of charging points for electric-run vehicles in private and semi-public spaces in the city.

The upgraded scheme for installation of charging facilities will involve private and semi-public spaces as well as cooperative group housing societies (CGHS), high-rise buildings, and Residents Welfare Associations (RWAs) etc.

Delhi Dialogue Commission of Delhi government, which has been supervising the electric vehicle policy after a series of discussions with various representatives involved, including transport and power departments, Delhi Municipal Corporations (MCD), New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), etc, has decided to implement an upgraded scheme.

"Delhi will soon get an innovative, single-window process for installation of slow and fast EV chargers. The decision was taken for the charging infrastructure working group to empanel vendors through discoms for smooth roll-out of EV chargers in private and semi-public places," said Jasmine Shah, vice-chairperson of DDC, a think tank of the Delhi government.

Delhi government further informed that institutional buildings like hospitals and commercial spaces like malls and theatres will also be involved in the policy. The government said the initiatives have been made considering the growing demands of electric charging stations in individual houses and residential apartments and other private sectors.

The electric vehicles scheme of Delhi government was launched last year, aiming to reduce fuel-running vehicles up to 25 per cent by 2024. To promote the scheme, the government in February this year had ordered all its departments, autonomous bodies and grantee institutions to replace their existing fleet of hired conventional fuel vehicles to electric vehicles.

Ajit Swamy, president of All Dwarka Federation, said, “This process of installing EV Charger Installation in Delhi will make things easier. Let’s hope it will start soon."