The Construction and Design Services of Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam has floated a tender for the construction of 25 charging stations with sheds for electric buses at Mahesara in Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh.
The last date for the submission of bids is February 3, 2020, while the opening date of the technical bid has been set for February 5, 2020.
Interested bidders will have to pay a sum of ₹675,000 (~$9,530) as the earnest money deposit (EMD). The estimated cost of the project is ₹67.5 million (~$952,610).
According to the tender document, joint ventures are allowed on the condition that they should have successfully completed similar work during the last seven years.
The successful bidder’s average annual financial turnover during the last three consecutive years must be equal to at least 30% of the cost of the work put to bid. Or, the turnover in any one year should be at least 50% of the cost of the work. Further, the bidder should not have incurred loss in more than two years during the last five years.
The prospective bidders should own or have assured access to equipment and machines such as water tankers, JCB, and a generator set of 25 kVA capacity.
Recently, the Department of Heavy Industries (DHI) approved 2,636 electric vehicle charging stations in 62 cities across 24 states and union territories under the second phase of FAME India (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in India) program.
For the state of Uttar Pradesh, the DHI has approved 207 charging stations.
In August 2019, Mercom reported that Uttar Pradesh launched its Electric Vehicle Manufacturing and Mobility Policy 2019 to promote the adoption of electric vehicles and supporting infrastructure in the state. According to the policy, the state aims to attract investments of over ₹400 billion (~$5.55 billion) over the next five years in the electric mobility ecosystem.
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Anjana is a news editor at Mercom India. Before joining Mercom, she held roles of senior editor, district correspondent, and sub-editor for The Times of India, Biospectrum and The Sunday Guardian. Before that, she worked at the Deccan Herald and the Asianlite as chief sub-editor and news editor. She has also contributed to The Quint, Hindustan Times, The New Indian Express, Reader’s Digest (UK edition), IndiaSe (Singapore-based magazine) and Asiaville. Anjana holds a Master’s degree in Geography from North Bengal University, and a diploma in mass communication and journalism from Guru Ghasidas University, Bhopal.