In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today, Gurjar stated that The Union Ministry of Heavy Industries had sanctioned about 520 Charging Stations/ Infrastructure for about Rs 43 Crore under Phase-I of Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India (FAME India) Scheme.
Further, a budget provision of Rs. 1000 Crore has been earmarked for a period of 5 years from 2019-20 to 2023-24 for establishment of charging infrastructure under Phase-II of FAME India Scheme, he added.
The Ministry has also sanctioned 2877 charging stations in 68 cities across 25 states/UTs under Phase-II of FAME India Scheme. Further, MHI has sanctioned 1576 EV Charging Stations across 16 Highways & 9 Expressways under this phase including 18 stations in the capital city of Odisha, Bhubaneswar, the Minister further stated.
As per the Ministry of Power guidelines, there shall be at least one charging station at every 25 km on both sides of the Highway and also at least one Charging Station for long Range/Heavy Duty EVs at every 100 km on both sides of the Highway. For the city at least one charging station will be set up in a grid of 3km x 3km, he added.