To promote e-vehicles, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has set up an e-vehicle charging station in the corporation’s office located in Sector-42. During an event a trial run was conducted on Thursday.
MCG’s Joint Commissioner-3 Sanjeev Singla while addressing the drivers on the occasion said that all possible help is being provided by the MCG to promote e-vehicles in Gurugram.
“Charging stations are being set up for charging e-vehicles, where e-vehicle
drivers can charge their vehicles. Work is also underway to set up a battery swapping station,” Singla told the e-vehicle drivers gathered there.
He said that to promote e-vehicles, work is being done by the civic body to provide the necessary infrastructure. The charging station set up in Sector-42 can charge three e-vehicles at a time. Thus there is a capacity to charge 30-35 e-vehicles in 24 hours.
The Corporation will soon set up charging stations at the Sector-29 Fire Station, the Sector-27 Community Centre and the Sukhrali Community Centre.
Singla informed that there is also a provision to give subsidy to convert old diesel autos into e-vehicles.
Under this, there is a provision of giving a subsidy of Rs 30,000 by the MCG and Rs 35,000 by the Government under the Fame India Project.
The Joint Commissioner also appealed to the auto drivers to replace the old diesel autos with e-autos or e-rickshaws.
This will increase their income on the one hand and on the other hand they will contribute towards making the environment clean in Gurugram.