Metro stations to get electric vehicle charging points

Metro stations to get electric vehicle charging points

Emerging as the symbol of eco-friendly transport services in the city, Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) will soon have electric vehicle charging stations for commuters to recharge their electric bikes and cars.

A metro rail official said they are in talks with Power Grid Corporation of India, the state-owned electric utility company, to set up the charging stations. To start with, they will be installed at stations in Tirumangalam, St Thomas Mount, Koyambedu and Alandur, which witness more footfall than other stations that are operational.

“Power Grid Corporation will install a standard charging port that could be used by all vehicles. They will use our space to set up the stations and also maintain it,” an official said.

The charging stations will be set up at the parking lot of metro stations. At least 10 electric bikes and five electric cars can be charged simultaneously. Commuters will be charged a nominal fee for using the ports, a metro rail official said. Read More

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