In 10 open parking lots in Mumbai, the BMC
will shortly install electrical vehicle (EV) charging stations. In light of this, the city authorities and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) signed a contract on Wednesday. In Mumbai, there are 29 public parking lots. Five of the 10 sites that the BMC has identified are in the western suburbs, four are in the city, and one is in the eastern suburbs.
The facility will soon be accessible in several parking lots, including those at the Runwal Anthurium on Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg in Mulund (West), the Dr. Anantrao Nair Marg in Jacob Circle in Byculla, and the parking lot for the Kalpataru Evana Building on General Nagesh Marg. In the state, there are 1.89 lakh registered EVs, of which 18,993 are in Mumbai. By launching such projects with HPCL and possibly other stakeholders in the future, the BMC is attempting to offer 24-hour charging stations to citizens close to their homes, according to a civic official.
The BMC stated that the central government was encouraging the usage of EVs in India and has issued recommendations for the installation of charging stations in its 2023–24 budget. As a result, it is installing charging stations through private service providers in public parking lots. Private organisations will pay for the installation of the charging stations, and the BMC will receive revenue following the revenue-sharing model.