The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has decided to establish 350 public electric vehicle (EV) charging points, as discussed during its Council Meeting. The scope of work for these charging stations includes selecting quantities and locations for initial installation, with further allocations determined based on the performance of Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs). The NDMC also approved collaboration with PSUs to promote EVs, including two-wheelers, within its jurisdiction.
Furthermore, the NDMC greenlit the signing of Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) between the NDMC and HLL Infra Tech Services Ltd., Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Limited (REIL), and Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation Limited (KELTRON) to set up public EV charging infrastructure-related to the National Electric Mobility Program.
As of now, there are 100 public electric vehicle charging stations in the NDMC area. The installation, operation, and maintenance costs of these charging stations will be covered by the PSUs, while the NDMC will provide space, electricity connections, and clearances. PSUs will pay a land rental fee of Rs. 1 per unit for energy consumption, in addition to the electricity bill. The revenue generated from outdoor advertisements on these stations will be shared, with 60% going to NDMC and 40% to PSUs.
Additionally, NDMC member Kuljeet Singh Chahal raised concerns about Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s repeated absence from council meetings and sought legal advice to potentially vacate his NDMC membership. The NDMC also expressed gratitude for the successful organization of the G20 Summit and approved the continuation of contractual workers’ employment until they reach the age of 60, regardless of regularization status.