The New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) will upgrade its infrastructure for electric vehicles (EVs) in Lutyens’ Delhi to significantly promote green energy utilisation under the National Electric Mobility programme. To strengthen the infrastructure, NDMC will build 350 new EV charging stations in the NDMC area, said Satish Upadhyay, Vice chairperson of the NDMC.
On 27 September 2023, the NDMC approved the setting up of public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and the procurement of thermal power in the NDMC area in its council meeting, which was presided over by Amit Yadav, the chairperson of NDMC. In the council meeting, members of the NDMC, along with all the dignitaries, considered and approved the various citizen-centric, infrastructure, and employee welfare-related proposals.
Satish Upadhyay, Vice-Chairperson of NDMC, said while talking to the press that the council has decided that none of the contractual workers will be removed from the employment rolls of the council till the age of 60 years. “We will ensure that their jobs are secured and they work with us even after not being permanent employees. We will also ensure that they get other benefits, such as medical benefits, like regular employees.”
He said that the civic body has also passed the framing and amendment of recruitment rules (RRs) for different posts in the NDMC. Upadhaya further said that they will implement the 7th (CPC) Central Pay Commission for their employees, which was passed in the last council meeting.
Kuljeet Singh Chahal, a council member of NDMC, said: “The NDMC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with three PSUs, namely HLL Infra Tech Services Ltd., Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Limited (REIL), and Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation Limited (KELTRON), for setting up the infrastructure for promoting electric vehicles, including two-wheelers, in the NDMC area.”
Chahal said, “The indicative scope of work for setting up public EV charging stations, including selective quantities and locations for the installation of public EV charging stations, will be provided to the PSUs in the initial stage. Further allocation of quantities and locations will be decided by the NDMC, considering the performance parameters delivered by the PSUs.”
He further said that NDMC already has 100 charging stations, while the entire investment in the installation, operation, and maintenance of new EV charging stations shall be done by PSUs. Chahal said, “NDMC shall provide space, electricity connections, and all other clearances to the PSUs for the installation of EV charging infrastructure. All PSUs shall give a land rental of Rs 1 per unit against energy consumption for charging of e-vehicles to NDMC, apart from the electricity bill.”
However, NDMC will generate revenue through outdoor advertising on public EV charging stations, which will be shared between NDMC and the PSUs in the ratio of 60:40, i.e., 60% for NDMC and 40% for PSUs. The council’s meeting was attended by NDMC chairperson Amit Yadav, MLA & Member of NDMC, Virender Singh Kadian, Council Members Vishakha Shailani, Girish Sachdeva and NDMC Secretary Dr Ankita Chakravarty.