National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is developing Wayside Amenities (WSA) across Highways and Expressways. The provision of e-vehicle charging station has been made a mandatory facility across all Wayside Amenities sites to be developed, since February 2021. Presently, 07 No.’s of operational WSA facilities are equipped with EV charging stations. The details of these Wayside Amenities are provided in the Annexure.
As per data provided by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), a total of 43 no. of Public Charging Stations (PCS) are currently reported to be operational on 16 National Highways across the country.
Wayside Amenities are to be developed at regular intervals of 30-40 km across Brownfield National Highways and Greenfield Expressways. In addition to 07 No.’s WSA facilities, EV charging stations are provisioned for another 137 WSA facilities awarded to date.
|DETAILS OF 07 No.’s WSA FACILITIES EQUIPPED WITH EV CHARGING STATIONS|
|S.No.||Region||State||NH No.||Site Description||LandArea(Ha.)|
|1||North||Uttar Pradesh||19||Kurgaon, Allahabad Bypass NH2||1.2|
|6||West||Rajasthan||48||NH-48/20+432 to 20+732/LHS/JaipurBypass/Rajasthan/Bilouchi||4.5|
|7||South||Tamil Nadu||135||NH 7/61+130/LHS/Chinnar/Krishnagiri/TN||4.06|
This information was given by the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.