The Aurangabad Municipal Corporation has decided to set up nearly 200 charging stations for electric vehicles in the city by this year-end, a senior official said here in Maharashtra.
For this, the civic body will spend about Rs 5 crore of the fund granted under the 15th Finance Commission, municipal commissioner Astik Kumar Pandey told PTI on Wednesday. “The charging stations will come up at fuel pumps, malls, bus stands, railway stations, business complexes and other locations,” he said.
“This will encourage people to go for electric vehicles and help in reducing pollution. The fund granted under the 15 Finance Commission for Aurangabad city will also be used to buy electric cars for official use,” another official said. Notably, the Marathwada Auto Cluster recently launched the Aurangabad Mission Green Mobility initiative with the people’s participation, under which 250 electric four-wheelers are set to be purchased by March this year.