Electric Vehicle Charging Facility at Railway Stations
The idea of having electric vehicle (EV) charging facilities at railway stations is a great way to promote sustainable transportation and reduce carbon emissions. India is rapidly moving towards electric mobility, and the idea of having EV charging facilities at railway stations can significantly contribute to achieving this goal.
- Southern Railway : Electric Vehicle Charging Facility at Railway Stations
- Western Railway : Electric Vehicle Charging Facility at Railway Stations
Southern Railway : Electric Vehicle Charging Facility at Railway Stations
Chennai Division of Southern Railway to set up Electric Vehicle Charging Facility at 28 important Railway stations, further details are here.
The other Railway stations where the EV are Ambattur, Avadi, Arakkonam, Basin Bridge Junction, Chengalpattu, Chennai Beach, Chennai Central, Chennai Egmore, Guindy, Katpadi, Kotturpuram, Light House, Pallavaram, Perambur, St.Thomas Mount, Tambaram, Taramani, Tiruvanmiyur, Thirumayilai, Tiruttani, Tiruvallur, Trisulam, Urappakkam, Velachery, Villivakkam and Vyasarpadi Jeeva.
Western Railway : Electric Vehicle Charging Facility at Railway Stations
Western Railway announced that taking forward the commitment of Energy Saving & Environment Conservation is working on a mission mode towards de-carbonization and generation of green energy. In this direction, WR has installed Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging point facilities at various railway stations to promote Green Mobility. on the same lines, WR’s Vadodara Division has taken a novel step of installing such Electric Vehicle charging facility at Vadodara railway station under Non Fare Revenue (NFR) contract.
According to a press release issued (on 02.04.2023) by Shri Sumit Thakur – Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Railway, aiming towards Energy Conservation & Environment Preservation, Western Railway is adopting several initiatives which helps to curb pollution as well as reduce carbon emissions. An Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Facility has been installed at Vadodara Railway station under Non Fare Revenue (NFR) contract. It will generate revenue of approx. Rs. 35 lakhs during the contract period. It is worth mentioning that this EV charging facility is a first-of-its-kind of EV with a set up at par with petrol pumps and have been provided with drinking water & washroom facilities for the users. The facility can charge 10 electric vehicles simultaneously.
Shri Thakur further stated that this is the 8th railway station in Vadodara Division to be equipped with the EV charging facility, thereby, giving a boost to the government’s vision of building EV ecosystem. on Vadodara Division, such facility is also available at Makarpura, Utran, Dabhoi, Karamsad, Kharsaliya, Ranoli & Modasa and more are under planning stage.