In order to facilitate the rapid expansion of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles at private and semi-public places, the Delhi government recently approved a single-window facility. The places include apartments, group housing societies, hospitals, malls and theatres in the national capital. The decision was taken during a meeting of the Delhi government’s Charging Infrastructure Working Group chaired by Jasmine Shah, vice chairman of Dialogue and Development Commission.
Mr. Shah said that – “The Delhi govt has approved an innovative, single window process for quick and efficient installation of EV chargers. This is in response to requests we have been receiving especially from apartment societies, RWAs, mall owners among others. Delhi will soon be the only city in the world where anyone can get an EV charger installed and get government subsidy by making a single phone call or applying online”
The single window facility can be used for rapid installation of thousands of EV chargers at apartments and group housing societies, institutional buildings like hospitals and commercial spaces like malls and theatres.
As per an official statement, vendors will be empowered by the power discoms for installation of two slow charging standards (Light EV AC and AC 001) and one fast charging standard (DC 001), and providing Delhi government subsidy to the consumer and meter installation based on EV tariff.