Raipur Smart City Limited (RSCL) has floated a tender to select an agency for setting up electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at multiple locations in the city on an annual license fee basis.
The scope of work includes the installation, operation, and maintenance of these charging stations of the annual license fee basis for five years at 25 proposed locations in the city. The estimated value of the tender is ₹54 million (~$709,815). This includes 14 slow chargers and 11 fast-charging stations.
Interested bidders are expected to make an earnest money deposit (EMD) of ₹600,000 (~$7,886). The last date for the submission of bids is March 30, 2020.
The tender documents stated that the site requirements for the proposed charging stations must be of sufficient area with suitable circulation space for existing electrical supply infrastructure and must be detached from roads and streets.
It added that the area of the land must not be less than 13 x 7 meters in dimensions and the maximum land area will depend on the availability and will be left to the discretion of the Raipur Smart City Limited (RSCL).
The components for the charging stations, including charging pods, are included in this tender. The finished products must be able to charge an average lead acid-based e-rickshaw from anywhere between 8-12 hours.
Previously, Mercom reported that the Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a public-sector enterprise operating in the electronics, information technology, and renewable energy segment, has floated an expression of interest to empanel agencies to help with setting up electric vehicle charging stations in the state.
Recently, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) wrote a letter to distribution licensees in the city asking them to implement necessary safety measures before providing power to newly installed electric vehicle charging stations. It directed the distribution companies to take all necessary safety precautions to avoid any fire accidents for these installations before providing them with power.
Nithin is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Previously with Reuters News, he has covered oil, metals and agricultural commodity markets across global markets. He has also covered refinery and pipeline explosions, oil and gas leaks, Atlantic region hurricane developments, and other natural disasters. Nithin holds a Masters Degree in Applied Economics from Christ University, Bangalore and a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Loyola College, Chennai.