The Department of Heavy Industries, Ministry of Power, Government of India (GoI), has permitted Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) for installation of Electric Vehicle (EV) Chargers within Maha Metro premises. An agreement to that effect will be signed between Maha Metro and EESL for provisioning of EVc charges at all the feasible locations of Metro Stations.
The installation and commissioning of the EV chargers needs to be completed by January 2021. As per the plans, EESL will design, install, commission and operate the EV charging stations at Metro station premises for a period of 10 years and in-turn will pay a part of revenue earned through EV charging to Maha-Metro. The EV-chargers will be utilized for providing last mile connectivity through feeder services.
It may be recalled that, in keeping with its commitment to provide green energy, Maha Metro and EESL had signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 08.08.2019 for Deployment of EV charging stations at metro station premises. EESL is a PSU under Ministry of Power, GoI. The present development is a sequel to the MoU signed between the two then.
As per the provision made, the EV-chargers can be used for charging 2W, 3W and 4W (Cars). Similarly, as the guidelines issued by Ministry of Power, all types of EV-Chargers will be installed at the premises selected for this purpose. Importantly, Electric Vehicles can be charged with Solar PV systems installed at Maha Metro station premises.