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MoU signed for 100 charging points for e-vehicles in Noida

Noida: The Noida authority, on Thursday, signed a MoU with Energy Efficient Services Limited (EESL) to install around 100 public charging stations around the city for charging electronic vehicles. The MoU was signed in the presence of Noida authority chairman Alok Tandon, CEO Ritu Maheshwari and Saurabh Kumar, Managing Director, EESL.

As per a senior Noida authority official, EESL will make the entire upfront investment on services pertaining to the MoU along with the operation and maintaince of public charging infrastructure. Noida authority would be responsible for provision of space, and help in providing requisite power for the charging infrastructure. "The initiative is estimated to save over 4.04 tonnes of CO2 emissions per e- car per year," the official said.

Speaking on the occasion, Noida Authority chairman, Alok Tandon said that the move will spur electronic vehicle adoption in the city and will contribute towards making Noida cleaner, greener and more sustainable.

"We are constantly striving to make noida cleaner, greener and more sustainable. Establishing a public charging infrastructure in the city will greatly augment these efforts and will spur electronic vehicle (EV) adoption in the city. With the partnership with EESL,we envisage the e-mobility movement to gain traction in the city," said Tandon.

Ritu Maheshwari, Chief Executive Officer, Noida authority said that the MoU will fast-track the adoption of e-mobility in NOIDA by promoting robust EV infrastructure.

"Installation of public charging stations will reduce the range anxiety among NOIDA residents and accelerate the adoption of EVs in the area. A robust public charging infrastructure complements the legislative efforts in creating a sustainable EV ecosystem. With increasing penetration of EVs,the local emission of pollutants is also expected to reduce, leading to cleaner air and several public health benefits," said Maheshwari.

A senior EESL officer informed that the work will begin with the installation of one station near Electronic City metro station and another at H block market in Sector 63 within the next 10 days. Both stations are close to each and near NH-9 so that these can cater to electric vehicles from Ghaziabad as well.

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