Future of EVs secure in Uttar Pradesh


Lucknow: A workshop was organized  under the chairmanship of Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Durga Shankar Mishra to develop the infrastructure of electric vehicles in the state. Senior officials of the Government of India, State Government and the energy sector of the state as well as representatives of the industry participated in the workshop.

Speaking at the workshop organized on the topic ‘EV Charging Way Ahead’, the Chief Secretary (Durga Shankar) said that the coming time is of electric vehicles. By 2070, the Government of India has set a target of making the country a country with 100 percent electric vehicles, which we have to work to achieve.

The government is making every effort to make Uttar Pradesh a center for the manufacture of electric vehicles. It is also necessary for the environment that electric vehicles should be promoted. For this, the government is giving subsidy on all types of electric vehicles. The government is committed to reducing pollution.

Ashok Leyland is setting up a factory in Lucknow for the manufacture of electric vehicles. Production is likely to start in two years. Similarly, Tata Motors also has a factory established here. The government is trying to create a well-organized structure and infrastructure for the manufacture and charging of electric vehicles in the state so that the state can achieve the government’s target of manufacturing and promoting electric vehicles in the coming years.

The Chief Secretary (Durga Shankar) appreciated the efforts being made to build a charging network for vehicles under the leadership of Dr. Ashish Kumar Goyal, Chairman of UP Power Corporation and Energy Corporations. He said that today’s workshop will play an important role in promoting electric vehicles.

The Chief Secretary (Durga Shankar) said that in the past years, Uttar Pradesh has done important and best work in every field of development. Today, work is also being done rapidly in the state in the field of promoting electric vehicles. A new company has been formed under the UP Power Corporation which will make a roadmap for the development and convenience of vehicles. Today’s workshop is also a step in this direction.

Durga Shankar Mishra said that electric vehicles have been promoted in Ayodhya so that there is no pollution there. By 2030, 30 percent of vehicles in the state are to be made electric vehicles. Therefore, a policy for electric vehicles has been introduced in 2022. In which subsidy up to 20 lakhs is being given on the purchase of such vehicles.

Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Chairman Dr. Ashish Kumar Goyal welcomed the Chief Secretary and the participants who came to the workshop. He said that the objective of today’s workshop is to prepare the basis for an important, better and useful network policy for the development of electric vehicles in the state so that the newly formed company UP Renewable and EV Infrastructure Ltd. can do better work in future based on the suggestions received in the workshop.

In this workshop of Hotel Hyatt, Chairman of India Smart Grid Forum Riji Kumar Pillai, Chairman of River Front Authority and Advisor in Urban Planning Keshav Verma, Infrastructure and Industrial Development Commissioner of Uttar Pradesh Manoj Kumar Singh, Sherpa of G20 of Government of India Abhitabh Kant and Managing Director of Power Corporation Pankaj Kumar also addressed the workshop and shared their views.

In his address, Sherpa of G20 Abhitabh Kant said that the 10 big cities of the state, Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi, Agra, Ghaziabad, Noida, Prayagraj, Ayodhya, Meerut and Gorakhpur have the maximum opportunity for e-vehicles. He presented his meaningful presentation on the use of 100% electric vehicles and cleanliness in these cities by 2030. He said that the pollution caused by smoke is increasing the health problems and diseases of humans. Due to this, the average lifespan of humans is decreasing by about 8 years.

He said that the Government of India is rapidly working on the policy of promoting electric vehicles. The efforts of the Uttar Pradesh government in this direction are highly commendable and praiseworthy. He praised the formation of a new company for EV by the government.

6 sessions were organized in the workshop. In which representatives of renowned electric vehicle companies from all over the country presented their views. This workshop was organized by UP Power Corporation, UP Renewable and EV Infrastructure, UP NEDA, BEE and India Smart Grid Forum.


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