The Haryana Mass Fast Transport Company (HMRTC) has revealed its intentions to establish charging infrastructure for electrical automobiles and provides out industrial areas in stations on the Fast Metro line to extend their income.
Officers mentioned that the 11.7km line, which hyperlinks Cyber Metropolis to the Golf Course Highway, information a median footfall of solely 32,307 passengers’ day by day.
HMRTC has floated a tender to arrange EV charging and battery swapping services at 7 Fast Metro stations — Sector 55-56, Sector 54 Chowk, Sector 42-43, Part 1, Sikanderpur, Belvedere Towers and Moulsari Avenue.
Two slots will probably be offered on the Part 1 metro station, and 5 will probably be offered on the remaining six stations.
“We’ll simply be offering the location for the work, which is to be executed by the company. They might want to take the required approvals from businesses and fulfill all compliances. We will facilitate this course of, however, we won’t be taking the approvals on their behalf,” mentioned a senior HMRTC official.
About 243sqm space will probably be out there for leasing out on the Part 1 station, 265 and 221 sq. meters will probably be offered on the Sector 42-43 and Sector 53-54 metro stations, respectively.
“Our finish aim with all of that is to extend the income generated from this specific line. Aside from that, the EV charging infrastructure and leasing out of areas on this method will even improve the exercise and footfall on the stations, which we hope will translate into ridership as nicely,” mentioned the official quoted above.
“Proper now, the ridership is kind of low, so we’re taking all attainable measures to draw folks. It is going to enable them to turn out to be extra conscious and acutely aware of the power, and extra open to utilizing the metro line,” he mentioned.
The most important space offered will probably be on the Sector 54 Chowk station, the place 365.6 sqm will probably be out there. On the Sector 55-56 metro station, 265 sqm will probably be leased.