Hyderabad: With an aim to encourage people to use electric vehicles, about 300 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations will be installed in and around the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) limits and within Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority jurisdiction.
The cost of charging was decided as Rs. 18 kilowatt per hour, but the prices will be revised said an official from the Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation (TSREDCO).
Indira Park, KBR Park Gate-I, Santosh Nagar (near Owaisi Hospital) and Uppal metro station parking area are some among many places where these EV charging stations will come up.
“The proposal to set up the charging station in the GHMC jurisdiction will be placed before the GHMC Standing Committee soon and it will be approved,” a GHMC official said, adding that the plan was to set up one charging station every three kilometer and increase the number where the requirement was more.
The facilities will be installed on a revenue sharing model as mutually agreed by the GHMC and TSREDCO.
Presently, there are around 150 EV charging stations located in the city. These were set up near Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited stations, Railway Stations, petrol bunks etc.
The State government has always been at the forefront to promote the use of EVs and the recently launched TSEV – Telangana’s first electric mobility awareness web portal, which is hosted by TSREDCO, the nodal agency for setting up charging stations within the State is facilitating the scale-up of electric vehicles.