EV Charging Spots To Be Set Up By Indian Railways At Delhi Stations
In a bid to encourage utilization of green energy, the Railways will give some area for the electric vehicle charging stations at the train stations’ parking lots. To commence with, the parking areas at the Nizamuddin and New Delhi railway stations within the capital have been recognized to install EV (e-vehicle) charging points and “essential preparations” are in progress, as said by a senior official of the Railway Ministry.
As per the arrangement, there will be 5 fast-charging DC spots equipped to charge 10 cars at the same time in a committed area in the parking spaces of the 2 railway stations. An AC charger requires about 6 Hours to fully charge an electric vehicle, whereas the DC chargers are quicker and require only about 40 min to an hour to completely charge an automobile. As stated by the official of the Railway Ministry, the charging spots at the 2 stations will be installed by BRPL (BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd).
The extent of work consists of funding, construction and procurement, maintenance and operation of the electric charging station framework. It will value around Rs 15 Lakh to set up charging infrastructure at every station parking space—at Rs 3 Lakh for every charging spot.
The official stated, “An effectual charging infrastructure is needed to make the ecosystem for electric vehicles to run efficiently. And the dearth of the charging facilities hampers the growth of EV in the city.” BRPL, the one who will run the charging stations, will charge the power as per the tariffs of Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission.
The EV charging spots at the 2 railway stations will not only produce income for the national hauler, it will also decrease the release of greenhouse gases, “thus decreasing the carbon footprint of the Indian Railways and assisting the nation to attain targets determined in Paris Agreement for fighting climate alteration,” as stated by the official.
He further added, the attempts by Railways are also anticipated to contribute toward assisting the extremely polluted capital to respire a little easier. The Railways will assign parking areas at the station parking spaces and will carry on gathering parking charges from the vehicle owners routinely. The endorsement of EVs is a tactical aim for the National Democratic Alliance government that is dedicated to slash the oil imports of the country.
Also, diesel engines are been phased out by the Railways and substitute them with electric locos to decrease consumption of fossil fuel. In addition, the state-run transporter is also encouraging wind and solar energy in a steady way.