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India: Delhi NCR suburb mandates EV charging infra

All future big housing and commercial projects in the twin cities of Noida and Greater Noida, suburbs in Delhi NCR, will need to have electric charging station in their premises, officials said.

To encourage the usage of electrical vehicles, the UP government has made the provision mandatory for all big-ticket projects coming up on more than 5,000 sq Mts lands in Gautam Budh Nagar.

CEO of the Greater Noida Authority Narendra Bhooshan said that now on all the apartment complexes, commercial buildings as well as IT parks seeking permission to develop 5,000 sq mt of land in Gautam Budh Nagar will be asked to make provisions for allowing charging of electric vehicles.

“We have already asked all the fuel and gas stations operating out of Greater Noida to see if it is feasible to add a charging station on their premises. We have to create an ecosystem to promote the usage of such vehicles in the next five years”

Narendra Bhooshan, CEO, Greater Noida Authority

The push for charging stations in the district came after the state industries department directed the CEOs of the three development authorities — Noida, Greater Noida, and Yamuna Expressway — to take steps to promote the Uttar Pradesh Electric Vehicle Manufacturing Policy.

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