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GHMC Proposal Accepted for Installing EV Charging Stations

GHMC 378 charging stations will be set up as per the feasibility of locations while petroleum corporations will also install charging stations as per their convenience.

by Aishwarya Saxena

To promote e-mobility in Telangana, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has drawn a proposal to set up as many as 378 charging stations to encourage more people to switch to e-vehicles.

GHMC 378 Charging StationsThe civic body will set up 14 of these charging stations as a pilot project soon.

Out of GHMC 378 charging stations proposed, they have selected 278 locations while the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) has identified 100 locations to the Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation (TSREDCO) for the installation of charging stations.

Each location will have a high-speed charging facility with DC-001(15KW) capacity and low charging with C (122-150 KW) capacity.

GHMC 378 charging stations will be set up as per the feasibility of locations while petroleum corporations will also install charging stations as per their convenience.

As part of the policy of both the Union and State governments to cut carbon emissions, the GHMC has come up with this proposal.

As nodal agency for the State, TSREDCO has agreed with the GHMC to set up electric vehicle charging stations at different locations in the city.

GHMC 378 charging stations would be installed as per the survey reports and at the locations given (where vehicular traffic is heavy) by the GHMC.

TSREDCO has decided to set up 14 charging stations on an experimental basis to assess the revenue generated. After installation of these GHMC 378 charging stations, TSREDCO will pay `1 per unit to the GHMC.

The 14 stations will be established at Indira Park, KBR Park gates 1, 3 and 6, Tank Bund (Near Kandukuri Veeresalingam Statue), Basheerbagh Road (Opposite Ohri’s restaurant), Gunfoundry (Mahboobia Girls Junior College), Municipal Parking, Abids (GPO), Nanakramguda (GHMC Sports Complex), Mahaveera Harinavasthali National Park (Ananya Resort), Shilparamam, Nagole Bridge (Metro Office), Uppal (Metro Station Parking), Owaisi Hospital (Inner Ring Road, Santoshnagar) and Taj Three Star Hotel (SD Road).

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