Release id: 09/ 2018

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 07 September, 2018

Inauguration of AC-001 AC Charging Infrastructure by Shri Anant G. Geete, Hon'ble Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Government of India 


Honorable Shri Anant G. Geete, Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Government of India inaugurated the AC-001 AC Charging Infrastructure, installed by REIL to promote e-mobility and for the convenience of charging e-vehicles, on 06.09.2018 at Dwarka Sector-10, New Delhi in the gracious presence of Shri Vishwajit Sahai, Joint Secretary, Heavy Industry Department, Government of India, Shri A.K. Jain, Managing Director, REIL, Shri Mangu Singh, Managing Director, DMRC and other dignitaries.


On this occasion, Hon'ble Minister said that the coming time is of electronic mobility and in order to make it successful, the Department of Heavy Industry, Government of India has allotted the responsibility of setting up 200 charging stations at Delhi, Jaipur and Chandigarh under Fame scheme. 18 charging stations were set up at Dwarka Sector 10 Metro station under the scheme which will prove benefitting to e-rickshaw drivers. The Hon'ble Minister appreciated the efforts of REIL and informed that around 400 e-rickshaws may be charged in one day at this station. He also said that the Department of Heavy Industry has recently allotted 455 electric buses to selected cities / special category states through the Expression of Interest (EOI). Apart from this, the department has approved budget to Ahemdabad, Himachal Pradesh and Navi Mumbai for 130 electric buses. The Minister also informed that Government is working on the Fame- II scheme, which is focused on electric power train based local and public transport, to recognize the urgent need to reduce the level of pollution and to make the city clean and environmental friendly. The requirement for development of charging infrastructure for smooth commencement of electric mobility in the country has been appreciated and accordingly, solutions are being provided in the Fame-II scheme.


On this occasion, Shri A. K. Jain, Managing Director of the Company welcomed Hon'ble Union Minister and other dignitaries and apprised about various products of the Company, especially the meaningful working system of electric mobility charging infrastructure and various other range of commercial products of the Company. This charging station has been set up by REIL to reduce the dependence on fossil fuels and to promote clean environment. He also said that the Company has so far set up 45 charging stations out of total order of 200 electric mobility charging stations and the remaining work is in progress. All installed 200 chargers will be connected to the app-based Central Monitoring System, which will provide online information of the availability and performance / operational parameters of each charger.


Shri Jain reiterated the commitment of "Shaping India Through Electronics, Renewable Energy and Information Technology Solutions" and said that the innovation is given importance by the Company. REIL is working in the direction of growth and development of the Indian economy and society, and is bring technology to the rural mass by aligning with the various missions of the Government of India such as National Dairy Plan, Solar Mission, Make in India, Digital India, Clean India Mission and Doubling Farmers Income. REIL is also covering the urban area through technology.