PWD to install kerbside EV charging points across Delhi: Explained – Times of India


The Delhi government had recently announced plans to set up kerbside electric vehicle (EV) charging points across the city. Public Works Department (PWD) has now picked 20 road stretches for installation of these EV chargers as a part of the pilot project, while 55 roads in North-East and North-West districts have been deemed not feasible for the project so far.
One of the main factors that decides the feasibility of the location is street parking capacity for EVs to stop and charge without affecting road usage. More areas are expected to be identified for the roll out of the project. That said, eight nodal officers have been appointed to coordinate among Dialogue and Development Commission (DDC), transport department and PWD on the project.
Delhi government feels that kerbside charging is an emerging concept globally and that street lamp posts or dedicated charging points can be used for charging vehicles. PWD has approximately 1,400 km of roads under its jurisdiction, with one lakh lamp posts. The state government plans to put up 5,000 kerbside charging points across the capital over the next three years.
The pilot project will aim at 100 kerbside chargers serviced equally by the power distribution companies like Delhi Transco Limited, BSES Rajdhani Power Limited, BSES Yamuna Power Limited and Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited. Once EV chargers are installed on all major roads following the pilot, the deployment will be scaled across the city. The government is largely targeting electric two-wheeler and three-wheelers since they occupy less space on the road, but reportedly cause more air pollution than most of other vehicles.





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