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Tripura seeking funds to set up EV charging stations: Minister to BNE

Tanmoy Chakraborty , June 25, 2024
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Agartala: Tripura Power Minister Ratan Lal Nath has informed that the Tripura State Electricity Corporation Limited (TSECL) plans to establish four Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations in and around Agartala city. 

"A funding proposal has been submitted to the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) for this purpose," Nath told Business North East. At present, Tripura does not have any public EV charging stations.

The Minister added, “TSECL will act as the nodal agency for these stations, with the Transport Department handling logistics such as land and manpower. A proposal has been submitted to BEE through TSECL for the funds required to set up four EV charging stations. The stations will be located at Nagerjala, Radhanagar, the TSECL corporate office in Agartala, and Chandrapur on the city's outskirts."

The Power Minister stressed the importance of collaboration between the transport and power departments on this initiative. "Both departments are working diligently on the project. Additionally, the electrification of the railway line is nearing completion, with over 90 percent of the work finished," Nath stated.

The Tripura government has set an aim of having 10 percent EVs on its roads within the next five years and adopted an electric vehicle policy in 2022.

According to statistics, out of the 7,630,921 vehicles registered in the Northeast, only 118,151 are electric vehicles. Notably, Tripura and Assam are leading in electric vehicle sales percentages with 2.16 percent and 2.02 percent, respectively, surpassing the national average.

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