A virtual meeting was held recently under the chairmanship of BMC Commissioner Sanjay Singh to discuss EV charging stations for public and private transport vehicles in Bhubaneswar.
It was discussed that seven charging stations will be installed in Bhubaneswar soon, as the administration aims to have a robust infrastructure for electric vehicles across the city. The officials said that priority on selection of locations will be given to malls, parking lots, hotels, residential complexes, workplaces and highways.
During the meeting, EV manufacturers also discussed measures adopted by cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Jaipur on electric vehicle adoption.
In the first phase, seven charging stations at various places in the city, including near the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology and SUM Hospital, will be installed..