BESCOM (Bangaluru Electricity Supply Company Limited) to work with other electricity supply companies to install Charging stations on Bengaluru-Belagavi Highway said BESCOM Managing Director Rajendra Cholan on Thursday in Bengaluru.
Rajendra Cholan during an e-vaahana campaign organised by the Bangalore Apartments’ Federation (BAF), an association of over 1,050 apartment complexes said that “We have planned to set up 300 charging stations at government offices and in cooperation with the Bengaluru Metro, city corporation, shopping malls, apartments and wherever public places are available”.
BESCOM will work with HESCOM (Hubballi Electricity Supply Company) to install Charging stations on Bengaluru-Belagavi Highway for which 60-70 spots have been already identified said Managing Director Rajendra Cholan.
Currently, Bescom (Bangalore Electricity Supply Company) has installed charging stations mainly on its office premises and the government-owned lands in Bengaluru. Bescom has so far installed 136 charging units at 70 locations in Bengaluru. It is planning to add them at 140 more locations.
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2019 Story : HESCOM general manager (technical), in a letter to the chief engineers of seven districts, has asked them to identify the locations. One station requires approximately 1,000 sqft of land which can accommodate six charging units along with provisions to set up around 500 KVA DTC and other infrastructure.
Officials have also been told to search the locations adjacent to the main road in major localities for easy access. Initially, they had planned to set up 25 EV charging stations each in Habballi-Dharwad and Belagavi cities, 10 each in Bagalkot, Vijayapura, Gadag and Haveri cities and 5 stations each in Sirsi and Karwar cities.
Also he said HESCOM is prepared to set up one EV charging station each in Belagavi and Hubballi cities and one between Belagavi and Hubballi highway.