Hyderabad has been an inspiration for being environment friendly metro city. Recently, a new feather to its crown has been added. The Metro rail department has announced that the Metro stations in Hyderabad will contain power outlets for electric vehicles. This project is a joint venture of L & T Metro (Hyderabad) Limited and Power Grid Corporation Of India Limited. The PGCI will develop the first EV charging stations at Miyapur and Dr. B R Ambedkar Balanagar Metro stations.
According to KVB Reddy, the MD & CEO of LTMRHL ,LTMRHL has served as a pioneer in providing eco-friendly green Metro services to the people of Hyderabad. This unique idea is another initiative from their site to save the nature by cutting off fossil fuel and stressing on the use of alternative energy source. He also added that India needs to decrease CO2 generation and that is only possible if there is a great reduction in the use of fossil fuel.
The power stations will be controlled by the PGCI. This initiative is going to be one of its kind in sharing environmental responsibilities. Electric vehicles face a lot of trouble in refilling as charging stations are not available everywhere. This also hinders the abundance of electric vehicles. Most depots of electric vehicles are situated nearby charging stations. Availability of charging stations in every metro corridor will give e-vehicles a new mileage. The passengers will also be encouraged to board an e-vehicle to their way back home or metro stations. Altogether a considerable increase in alternative transport will be seen that will help us to reach new greener goals.
EV charging stations will span the entire corridor. Bharat charger DC-001 will be deployed. Chargers of International standards may be deployed in near future.
The power grid will be developing an app to provide better accessibility. This app will notify consumers about the availability of the charging stations.