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Charging Infrastructure Must Be In Building-Demanded to BBMP

Charging Infrastructure Must Be In Building-Demanded to BBMP

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is the administrative body responsible for civic amenities and some infrastructural assets of the Greater Bangalore metropolitan area. It is instructed by BBMP’s draft building bylaw 2019, charging infrastructure for EVs ought to be given in the parking area of the building. Owners of electrical vehicles in the city have asked BBMP to alter town arranging ordinances to make charging infrastructure required in structures.

As per BBMP's draft building bylaw 2019, the charging framework for EVs ought to be given in the space saved for the parking area of the building.  “All new and existing buildings proposed for modification with parking requirements of more than 10 car parking slots shall be provided with charging points for every two car parking slots,” it added.

Further added “The EV AC charger shall be charged with either single-phase or three-phase input conforming to Bharat Charger (BEVC-AC001) specifications and as per specifications amended from time to time. Before giving service connection, Bescom(Bangalore Electricity Supply Company )authorities should ensure that EV charging infrastructure is provided and operational as specified above,”

It was reported on Wednesday when RWA (resident welfare association) misbehaved with the person as they forced the person to take his vehicle by the elevator to the 5th floor for charging in Hulimavu on Bannerghatta Road.  After this incident, this news spread all over Bangalore.   

Statement Of Gourav Gupta

BBMP chief commissioner Gaurav Gupta said the state government has to take a final decision on the matter.

Moreover, Vikram Rai, general secretary, Bangalore Apartments’ Federation (BAF), said: “A community charging facility was inaugurated on Thursday at a BAF member-apartment complex in Bommanahalli. They are one of the first implementers of our pilot program.”

Reaction Of Ola And Paytm CEO

Vijay Shekhar Sharma, chief executive officer of financial technology company Paytm, tweeted: “Ouch! I wish we all embrace that EV is not a luxury, it is an obligation for us to have a livable planet. Breathable city air. While the Govt is at it, here is a request for @PMOIndia & @NITIAayog to amend policy encouraging EV charging points in residential & office works spaces.”

Bhavish Aggarwal, co-founder & CEO at Ola, wrote: “Every 2W, 4W spends 20 hours of its daily life parked somewhere, at home or office! The easiest solution to charging infra is low-cost slow charging outlets in parking, be in independent homes, RWAs/apartments etc. Much cheaper than lots of large scales public fast charging (sic).”