While focusing on Self Reliance India another announcement has been made by a government organization. Now, electric vehicle charging will not be a problem, a government owned company Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL) has announced to set up more than 1,000 EV charging stations in 75 plus cities across the country.
It will be a huge project automotive industry, which help not only business man but also a common person. The scope of work includes the identification of location, development, operation, and maintenance of the interoperable electric chargers and its associated infrastructure for all segments of EVs.
The Department of Heavy Industries has approved 2,636 EV charging stations in 62 cities across 24 states and union territories under the second phase of FAME India (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in India) program.
To take part in the competitive bidding process, the bidder should have experience in the automobile sector, e-mobility, and operation of EV charging infrastructure. The bidder should be financially sound and should be in a condition to invest ₹1 billion (~$13.57 million) in the EV charging infrastructure business.
The bidder should have experience in mobile application development, the know-how of information technology, and online platforms, and should have trained IT workforce and infrastructure. The bidder should have a pan-India support network for the operation of the EV charging infrastructure.
The last date for the submission of bids is October 12, 2020.