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Delhi govt. unveils single-window approval, subsidy for e-2W, e-3W charging points

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The Delhi government has announced that it has launched a single-window facility for the installation of private electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the national capital. For an electric two- or three-wheeler, an individual will have to spend only Rs. 2,500 for a charging point to be installed after the Delhi government's subsidy.

"Delhi now hosts the cheapest EV charging facility you can find anywhere in the country. Apart from the 100-plus public charging locations that are coming up, one can now install private EV chargers at a connection cost of just ₹2,500," transport minister Kailash Gahlot said.

The government stated that the single window process is being made available both online and through phone call. On the directions of the Delhi government, power distribution companies have already empanelled 12 vendors to facilitate the installation of slow and moderate chargers.

"The installation and operationalization of these EV chargers would be completed within seven working days of submitting the request," said Gahlot.

The Delhi government will also offer a subsidy of Rs. 6,000 to the first 30,000 applicants for the installation of EV chargers in the city, he said. The tariff rate fixed for electricity consumed through these EV charging points is Rs. 4.5 per unit.

Jasmine Shah, the vice-chairperson of the Dialogue and Development Commission, said, "Such a facilitation process for installing EV chargers has been developed for the first time in India and with their widespread installation, Delhi will become the best city in the world in terms of accessibility to EV charging points. Today's launch of a single-window facility for installation of private chargers in malls, offices, residential societies, colleges is happening for the first time anywhere in India."

The cost of the charger will be inclusive of the cost of the EV charger, installation, and annual maintenance for three years. The Delhi government is expecting that incentives will reduce the cost of chargers by up to 70 percent and it will provide additional revenue-generating opportunities for thousands of small shop owners. 

Author : Moulin Oza
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