Delhi airport to induct 62 electric vehicles in coming months to cut emissions

The Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) announced on Monday that it will induct 62 electric vehicles for the airport in the next four months for its airside operations. With this move, the body wants to reduce 1,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually. This initiative comes under DIAL's Green Transportation Programme also launched on Monday. These electric vehicles will be introduced for the airside jobs in a phased manner.

File photo used for representational purpose.
File photo used for representational purpose.

The runway, taxiway and apron that are directly involved in the arrival and departure of the aeroplanes are called the airside area. DIAL will also install high voltage and fast-charging stations at important locations for these EVs and other airport stakeholders. For this initiative, DIAL has worked with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to make necessary changes in the electric vehicles by installing airport-specific equipment. The body is also putting effort to work closely with the airport stakeholders for the adoption of electric vehicles.

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Delhi is focusing on the adoption of electric vehicles in every sphere of transportation. A recent report stated that the newly inducted electric buses by the Delhi government attracted over one lakh commuters on the first three days of initiation. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal flagged off 150 electric buses on May 24 and also announced free travel on these electric vehicles from May 24 to May 26. Out of 150 electric buses, 51 are ferrying from Mundelakan depot while 99 e-buses are commuting from Rohini Sector-37 depot.

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The Delhi government also informed last month that it is nearing the completion of setting up 100 public charging stations for electric vehicles in the city and these will be operational from July. These 100 EV charging stations will have 500 charging points and owners of electric vehicles will have to pay 2 per unit for using this service.

(with inputs from PTI)

First Published Date: 06 Jun 2022, 15:40 PM IST
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