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Yamuna Expressway(Delhi-Agra) & NH-48(Delhi-Jaipur) to Get 18 Charging Stations says National Program Director of EODB

PTI reported that India’s first highway corridors with charging stations for electric vehicles are expected to come up along the Delhi-Jaipur and Delhi-Agra highways by 2020. The combined stretch of the corridors on the Yamuna Expressway and the National Highway 48 will be 500 km, and 18 charging stations will be setup near toll plazas on the two routes. The e-corridors are proposed to be the first under the Ease of Doing Business Programme of the Advance Services for Social and Administrative Reforms, a private entity which is supported by the central government

National Programme Director EODB at ASSAR, Abhijeet Sinha, said “The project is about converting 500-km of the expressway into electric corridors with facilities for charging electric vehicles. Test runs on these corridors are expected to begin this September and these e-corridors will be launched in March 2020.”

Eighteen charging stations will be setup on the two routes. Eight will be between Delhi-Agra and 10 between Delhi-Jaipur. Besides charging their vehicles, people can also change batteries. These stations will be developed near toll plazas. Every station will have eight to 10 chargers and 20 charging points

On a full charge, an SUV-like vehicle can travel 180 km, he said, adding that a DC charger takes around 1.25 hours to fully charge such a vehicle.

ViaPTI

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