Central Railway, Mumbai, in association with the UN Environment Program (UNEP) and Tata Power have announced the launch of their novel green initiative for promoting e-mobility in Mumbai.
As a part of this initiative, charging points for electrical vehicles will be made available at all important railway stations in the island city, the suburbs and adjoining Mumbai Metropolitan Region.
The charging points will cover a wide geographical area and offer a seamless experience for electric vehicle (EV) owners to charge their vehicles through a pay-per-use model.
In the first phase, contracts have already been awarded for railway stations including Thane, Dadar, Parel and Byculla.
For the second phase, tenders have been floated for the next set of stations including Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT)), Bhandup, Panvel and Kalyan.
Areas at the entry-exit points of railway stations with parking facilities have been earmarked for the charging stations as per availability.
An EV charging station has already been installed at Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CMT) in partnership with TATA Power and UNEP. The expansion of charging points will augment Tata Power’s network of 300 already in place in 40 different cities.
UNEP supports the shift to electric mobility worldwide, and is implementing a global program to support countries with the shift to electric mobility.
The program supports more than 60 country projects, including India, where upcoming projects include the electrification of India’s government car fleet with the support of the Global Environment Facility.
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