Release id: 12/ 2018

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 26 September, 2018

Inauguration of Electronic vehicle charging Infrastructure by Dr. A. R. Sihag, Secretary, Department of Heavy Industry and Shri H. L. Samariya, Secretary, Department of Labour and Employment, Government of India



Honorable Dr. A. R. Sihag, Secretary, Department of Heavy Industry and Shri H. L. Samariya, Secretary, Department of Labour and Employment, Government of India inaugurated the Electronic vehicle Charging Infrastructure (DC Fast and AC Smart), installed by REIL under FAME scheme of Department of Heavy Industry to promote e-mobility and for the convenience of charging e-vehicles, on 26.09.2018 at Shram Shakti Bhawan of Ministry of Labour and Employment, New Delhi, in the gracious presence of Shri Vishwajit Sahai, Joint Secretary, Department of Heavy Industry, Government of India, Shri R. K. Gupta, Joint Secretary, Department of Labour & Employment, Government of India, Shri A.K. Jain, Managing Director, REIL and other dignitaries.

On this occasion, Hon'ble Dr. A. R. Sihag, Secretary, Department of Heavy Industry 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. 03 charging stations have been set up at Shram Shakti Bhawan of Ministry of Labour and Employment under the scheme. Dr. Sihag 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.

Shri H. L. Samariya, Secretary, Department of Labour and Employment, Government of India appreciated the efforts of Department of Heavy Industry & REIL and said that development of such infrastructure should be done in all Ministries, so that these systems become more popular and get support from the mass of participation.

On this occasion, Shri A. K. Jain, Managing Director of the Company welcomed Honorable Dr. A. R. Sihag, Secretary, Department of Heavy Industry 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 79 charging stations and the remaining work is in progress which shall be completed soon. 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.