Six Cities in Maharashtra set to promote Electric Vehicles for public transport to reduce vehicular pollution

2021-03-03 17:31:47 Logistics News (Roadways & Railways)

The Maharashtra government has shortlisted Thane, Mumbai, Pune, Aurangabad, Nagpur and Nasik to promote electric vehicles for public transport media reports quoting state government officials said

State’s project of setting up 500 EV charging stations in a phased manner

With the Centre giving a push for faster adoption of EVs, the state government had launched an ambitious project of setting up 500 EV charging stations across Maharashtra in a phased manner. It has also formed a seven member committee to decide on policies for purchse of electric vehicles in various governmental departments and for providing charging facilities in various parts of the state. These are steps taken by the government to reduce air pollution.

BMC planning to start a rental service for electric bikes

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is also planning to set up charging stations across the city. The BMC has been pushing the use of EVs by planning to start a rental service for electric bikes.

Thane city is set to become a model town for the adoption of Electric Vehicles (EVs), both in public transportation and private vehicles.

Soon a Detailed Electric Vehicle Policy

We will soon have a Detailed Electric Vehicle Policy for the entire state. Also, currently, we have nominated Thane as a model city across Maharashtra for implementing electric vehicles the officials said.

An updated e-vehicles policy will be launched this year, which will include incentives and create infrastructure for private and public vehicles to make the transition to e-vehicles. Thane will be the first city in the state where private vehicle owners will be encouraged to make the transition to e-vehicles.

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