The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) will install 40 new electric charging stations, for two- and four-wheelers, taking the total number of stations under its jurisdiction to 100 in the next four months.
The upcoming stations will be in Netaji Nagar, Kali Mandir Lane, Dr Abdul Kalam Road, Lodhi Estate, near Lodhi Garden, Sansad Marg, President’s Estate, Chanakyapuri, near Akashvani Bhawan, and Mandi House, among others.
The Delhi government and civic bodies have been making a push for electric vehicles to nudge residents to opt for cleaner vehicle options.
In 2020, the government launched an e-vehicle policy with several incentives for buyers. It also plans to install 500 electric vehicle charging points by June 2022 — accessible on an app that shows how far each is from the user’s location.
The NDMC is working on the Public Charging Stations (PCS) project along with state-run Convergence Energy Services Ltd (CESL). It has presently installed such 60 stations in areas like Jor Bagh, Diplomatic Enclave, Connaught Place near Palika Kendra, Barakhamba Road, and Khan Market.
The South and North Corporations have also planned over 100 such charging stations for cars and bikes.