Updated on: Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 11:30 PM IST

Nashik civic chief makes it mandatory for buildings with over 25 flats to be provided with electric charging stations

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 | PTI file

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The Nashik Municipal Corporation has scored over the BMC.

NMC Commissioner Kailas Jadhav has issued an order making it mandatory for buildings, which have more than 25 flats or are fully commercial, to provide electric vehicle charging points.

As per the order, the conditionality will be mentioned in the commencement certificate.

Buildings, which have already received commencement certificates, will also have to provide electric charging points; their application for completion certificates received after June 1, 2022, will be cleared based on this conditionality.

According to the order, it will be mandatory to provide one charging point for buildings with 25 to 50 flats; two for buildings with 51 or more flats; two for fully commercial buildings with plot area of 500 square metres; and four for fully commercial buildings with plot area of more than 500 square metres.

Jadhav said the decision has been taken in line with the state government's Electric Vehicle Policy, 2021, which aims at providing e-mobility to tackle the scarcity of petrol and diesel that may arise in the future, and mitigating the air pollution caused by the use of fossil fuels.

Environment and Tourism Minister Aaditya Thackeray has said that the state intends to set up 1,500 charging stations in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), 500 in Pune, 150 in Nagpur, 100 in Nashik, 75 in Aurangabad, 30 in Amravati and 20 in Solapur city. It plans to set up at least one public charging station in a 3 km x 3 km grid or a minimum of 50 charging stations per million population, whichever is higher.

By 2025, the state also intends to provide full-scale infrastructure for electric vehicles on four major highways — the Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway, the Mumbai-Pune Express Highway, the Mumbai-Nashik and Nashik-Pune highway. The revised policy will remain valid till March 31, 2025.

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Published on: Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 11:30 PM IST