The tender was submitted by Delhi Transco Limited, according to Power Minister Satyendar Jain, who also said it was one of the largest tenders in the country to install charging stations.
On Thursday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched the “Switch Delhi” campaign, which aims to raise awareness about electric cars and massively boost electric vehicle adoption in the national capital. Part of this also included increasing the electric vehicle charging infrastructure. According to the PTI report, the Delhi government has submitted a tender for 100 electric vehicle charging stations across the city.
The tender was floated by Delhi Transco Limited, according to Power Minister Satyendar Jain, who also said it was one of the largest tenders in the country to install charging stations. Each station will have five charging points, making it a total of 500 points. Charging stations will be installed within a year.
The Chief Minister also urged distribution chains, major companies, resident care societies, market associations, shopping centers, and cinemas to promote electric cars and establish charging stations in their facilities. Under the Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy, the Delhi government has planned widespread subsidies for the purchase of two and four-wheeled electric vehicles, in addition to exemption from road taxes and registration fees.
More than 6000 vehicles have been purchased since the policy was announced in August 2020, so the need for infrastructure is the need at the moment. According to the tender, there will be a mandate for a minimum of 20% slow chargers and 10% fast chargers at these charging stations to service all types of electric vehicles. Most of these locations will be at DTC subway stations and bus stops, according to Jain