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HMR to be first Metro in India to provide EV charging stations

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Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) will become the first metro in the country to provide electric vehicle charging stations

L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Ltd (LTMRHL) is happy to announce the provision of electric vehicle charging stations at Metro stations, along with its valued partner, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. This makes HMR the first metro to provide EV charging stations.

This is a first of its kind initiative to promote EVs, which are necessary for energy security and protecting climate change. Further, with vehicle to grid (V2G) concept, EVs can also help in stabilising the grid. With this adoption of EV, per capita electricity consumption shall improve substantially.

In its endeavour to reduce its carbon footprint, LTMRHL has moved a step further and signed the contract with POWERGRID to promote these EV charging stations for the first and last mile connectivity at Metro Stations. To start with, POWERGRID shall develop charging stations at Miyapur and Dr. B R Ambedkar Balanagar Metro Stations.

LTMRHL managing director and CEO K V B Reddystated: “We are committed to provide best in class eco-friendly green metro services to the citizens of Hyderabad and this is a step in that direction. The running cost is also considerably low compared to the vehicles run on fossil fuels. As India is aiming at high renewable energy penetration, channelising this energy to EV, the net CO2 generation can be brought down to almost zero. I thank LTMRHL team and its partners for making this happen.”

POWERGRID shall subsequently develop EV charging stations across the entire Metro Corridors. To cater to the needs of currently available vehicle types, POWERGRID shall deploy Bharat Charger DC-001.

As the market evolves, POWERGRID shall deploy compatible chargers meeting international standards for all type of EVs.

POWERGRID is also developing an app that shall help the consumer to locate and share the status of availability of the charging station and facilitate online payment towards EV charging for seamless operation with least waiting time. These EV charging stations shall be monitored and operated remotely by Power Grid.

Source: L&T Metro Rail

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