Mumbai: 6 EV Charging Cells At These Railways Stations

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The Central Railways (CR) have decided to launch new EV charging cells at six suburban railway stations in Mumbai.

This move comes due to an increase in the number of electric vehicles (EV) across the city. Additionally, it will promote EVs.

According to reports, the charging points will come up at Kurla, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT), Bhandup, Kalyan, Panvel and Dadar railway stations.

At present, there are functional vehicle charging points at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), Parel and Byculla railway stations, said an official.

The charging stations outside Kurla, LTT, Bhandup and Kalyan will start by July. Meanwhile, work on installation of the charging stations and points are going on at Panvel and Dadar railway stations.

At CSMT, the electric vehicle charging rates are ₹18 per KWh and it takes nearly 45 minutes for a vehicle to get charged.

Meanwhile, India’s first ever biogas-powered electric vehicle charging station was inaugurated in Mumbai’s Haji Ali area on May 9. This is the first-of-its-kind project in the country that uses food waste to convert to energy.

Besides, the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) recently identified 55 of its locations across Mumbai including bus stops, bus stands and bus depots where they have ample space for charging. BEST’s plan to install the charging stations at bus stops and stands came along with its decision to introduce more electric buses in its fleet.

Moreover, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is looking to make electric vehicle (EV) charging points mandatory in new buildings that would be built in the city.

Read More: Maharashtra’s Latest Boost To EV Adaption



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