Over 2,870 EV Charging Stations Sanctioned Across 25 States, UTs Under Phase-II Of FAME India Scheme: Govt

by Swarajya Staff - Mar 22, 2022 02:54 PM +05:30 IST
Over 2,870 EV Charging Stations Sanctioned Across 25 States, UTs Under Phase-II Of FAME India Scheme: GovtSolar based EV charging station on Delhi-Chandigarh Highway (Representative Image) (Ministry of Heavy Industries)

The Ministry of Heavy Industries has sanctioned 2,877 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in 68 cities across 25 states and union territories (UTs) under Phase-II of FAME India Scheme.

Further, the ministry has sanctioned 1,576 EV Charging Stations across 16 highways and 9 expressways under this phase, Union Minister of State for Heavy Industries Krishan Pal Gurjar said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today (22 March).

Further, as per the Ministry of Power guidelines, there will be at least one charging station at every 25 km on both sides of the Highway and also at least one charging station for long range or heavy duty EVs at every 100 km on both sides of the highway, the minister said.

For the city, at least one charging station will be set up in a grid of 3km x 3km, he added.

The Ministry of Heavy Industries had sanctioned about 520 Charging Stations or Infrastructure for about Rs 43 Crore under Phase-I of Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India (FAME India) Scheme, Gurjar said.

Further, a budget provision of Rs 1,000 Crore has been earmarked for a period of five years [2019-20 to 2023-24] for establishment of charging infrastructure under Phase-II of FAME India Scheme, the minister added.

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