New Delhi, November 13, 2017
Dr Rajiv Kumar who is the Vice Chairman of National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog, released a proposal to develop electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Delhi. The proposal was drafted by AC2SG in collaboration with NITI Aayog.
The proposal for the quick pilot could be used to provide a structure for EV infrastructure rollout in the Gurgaon-IGI-South Delhi-Noida corridor. This planning will make the actual rollout easier and faster and also save cost on the deployment. The planning process is based on a five-step process. It will start with the “project kickoff” phase, followed by the formation of a "long list" of locations, streamlining and timing, and documentation after which the it will reach the final “wrap up” phase.
This proposal for developing the pilot includes 55 locations with 135 charging stations of which 46 are direct current (DC) quick charging stations and 89 are slower alternate current (AC) charging stations. This deployment would require co-operation with state governments, selected government authorities and companies as well as some private enterprises (eg DIAL at IGI, DLF Mall).
The plan includes a deployment timeline with first installations in November 2017.
The think tank has claimed that the plan is implementable, despite containing a large number of stations.It has said that it will consider the further expansion of this proposal in the Delhi NCR and other cities based on the experience gathered from the quick pilot project. The announcement has come amid the growing concern behind the NCR’s pollution levels.