Energy Efficiency Services (EESL), a joint venture of four PSUs including NTPC, Power Finance Corporation, Rural Electrification Corporation & Power Grid Corporation, is in talks with the West Bengal government for establishing electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in Kolkata and adjoining New Town area.
The New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA), the West Bengal Transport Department, Power Department and the Urban Development Department are involved in installing the proposed EV charging stations.
EESL is planning 400 public EV charging stations in the city and New Town. It requires land for the EV stations at viable locations. It has submitted a proposal to carry out the capital expenditure and maintain the infrastructure for 10 years. Besides, the company has also given a proposal to the state government to supply electric sedans on lease.
NTPC is the largest power utility company in India and has presence in Coal, Gas, Solar PV, Hydro and Wind Power Generation and Coal Mining.