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Aurangabad to set up 200 EV charging stations by year-end

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The Aurangabad Municipal Corporation has announced that it will set up approximately 200 charging stations for electric vehicles in the city by this year-end.

The civic body will devote about Rs 5 crore of the fund granted under the 15th Finance Commission for the project, municipal commissioner Astik Kumar Pandey stated

''The charging stations will come up at fuel pumps, malls, bus stands, railway stations, business complexes, and other locations,'' he said.

''This will encourage people to go for electric vehicles and help in reducing pollution. The fund granted under the 15 Finance Commission for Aurangabad city will also be used to buy electric cars for official use,'' another official said.

Particularly, the Marathwada Auto Cluster lately launched the Aurangabad Mission Green Mobility initiative with the people's participation, under which 250 electric four-wheelers are set to be acquired by March this year. 

Author : Debi Dash
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