NCRTC plans to incorporate EV charging facilities at RRTS stations

NCRTC officials informed that they have invited partners for the purpose and a detailed study will also be conducted soon.

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Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS
Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS. Photo copyright: Bombardier
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GHAZIABAD (Metro Rail News): The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) which is executing the 82-kilometre-long Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) project that will link Delhi, Ghaziabad and Meerut has planned to include electric vehicle charging points in stations. NCRTC officials informed that they have invited partners for the purpose and a detailed study will also be conducted soon.

“We are trying to make it convenient to the public and have planned to incorporate electric vehicle charging facilities at our stations. For this, we have invited experts and they will conduct a study about the options that can be made available at the stations. This will be helpful for electric vehicles as their number is expected to rise in the next couple of years when the RRTS project gets commissioned,” said Puneet Vats, chief public relations officer (PRO), NCRTC.

“With electric vehicle charging facilities, passengers will be benefitted and they can save time. The move will also encourage the use of electric vehicles and lead to a cleaner environment,” he added.

NCRTC has planned to include the charging facilities in the first phase itself. As per the estimates, this project will reduce carbon emissions by taking around 150,000 private vehicles off the road on a daily basis. NCRTC officials also added that the project is estimated to increase the share of public transport from about 37% to 63%.

The eight proposed corridors of the RRTS project include Delhi-Meerut, Delhi-Alwar, Delhi-Panipat, Delhi-Palwal, Delhi-Khurja, Delhi-Rohtak, Delhi-Hapur and Delhi-Baraut among which the Delhi-Meerut, Delhi-Alwar and Delhi-Panipat corridors are slotted under the first phase of the RRTS project, the officials said.

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