Amendments have been made to the Model Building Byelaws (MBBL) 2016 and Urban Regional Development Plans Formulation and Implementation Guidelines 2014, for establishing a robust EV charging infrastructure.
New Delhi: In order to ensure that 25 per cent of the vehicles in the country are all-electric by 2030, the union government has issued fresh guidelines to strengthen the EV infrastructure in the country. The government is planning to set up EV charging stations at every 25 km on highways and roads across India.
As per a Union Housing an Urban Affairs Ministry statement, several amendments have been made to the Model Building Byelaws (MBBL) 2016 and Urban Regional Development Plans Formulation and Implementation (URDPFI) Guidelines 2014, for establishing a robust Electric Vehicle charging infrastructure.
These guidelines will act as a guiding framework for States as well as Union Territories. As per the guidelines, there should be at least one station on each side of the highway every 100 kilometers for long range and heavy-duty electric vehicles. The government is also promoting setting up charging points in residential areas. The guidelines further mentioned that there should be a public charging station on both sides of the highways or roads on every 25 km.
The ministry statement stated, “The guidelines on Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure have been circulated to all the State Governments and UT Administrations with the request to amend their Building Byelaws and Master Plan Regulations.”
Worth mentioning here is that in order to boost clean mobility in the country, the Union Cabinet might approve the second phase of FAME India scheme this month. With an outlay of about Rs 5,500 crore spanning five years, the scheme might offer a bouquet of incentives like exemption from paying road tax, registration fee and parking charges for various categories of electric and strong hybrid vehicles, stated a PTI report.