Fast-charging stations come into operation in 51 places (With list)

KATHMANDU: Fast-charging stations installed by the Nepal Electricity Authority in 51 places of the country have come into operation from today.

Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Minister Shakti Bahadur Basnet and Secretary Dinesh Kumar Ghimire jointly inaugurated the fast-charging station installed at the Nepal Police Club in Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu this afternoon.

With the investment of the Nepal Electricity Authority, concession loan of the Asian Development Bank and the technical assistance from Norway under the Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Development Project installed 51 fast-charging stations in highways, bus parks and big cities of seven provinces.

Among the charging stations installed with the investment of Rs 400 million, big buses, micro buses, trucks and pickups can charge in 26 charging stations and small and big cars in 25 charging stations.

Saying that the government has been working on policy and legal arrangements for the promotion of electric vehicles, Minister Basnet during the inauguration ceremony said that the government is trying its best to attract investors to produce electric vehicles in Nepal.

Similarly, Executive Director the Nepal Electricity Authority Kul Man Ghising said that the charging stations were installed to promote the use of electric vehicles.

He said that the Authority is going to install 500 charging stations across the country.

Sujata Gupta, Head of the South Asia Energy Division of the Asian Development Bank, on the occasion stressed on the need to construct infrastructure for the promotion of the use of electric vehicles saying that the transport is an important sector to reduce carbon emissions.

After charging the vehicles, customers can pay the bill through the QR code and mobile app.

SN   Place                                                            District       No.

  1. Dharke Dhading       2
  2. Muglin Chitwan        1
  3. Sajha Sewa Balkhu                                      Kathmandu   2
  4. Sajha Sewa Pulchok                                    Lalitpur               1
  5. NEA, Ratnapark                                    Kathmandu   1
  6. Nepal Police Club, Bhrikutimandap Kathmandu   1
  7. Paras Bus Park                 Chitwan         2
  8. Khurkot Sindhuli              2
  9. Sindhuli Bus Park                    Sindhuli        1

10.Area Police Office, Bardibas                          Mahottari                   1

11.Hariban                                                           Sarlahi         2

12.Inaruwa Bus Park                                           Sunsari                         1

13.Police Petrol Pump, Lahan                           Siraha          2

14.Kalika Fuel Centre, Malepatan, Pokhara    Kaski                2

15.Tourist Bus Park, Pokhara                                     Kaski                     1

16.Damak Bus Park                                             Jhapa           2

17.Belaka Municipality                                               Udayapur            2

18.Birtamod Bus Park                                                 Jhapa                   2

19.Surkhet Bus Park                                                    Surkhet                2

20.Hetauda, Ratamate                                        Makwapur                 2

21.Electricity Authority Training Centre                  Bhaktapur           1

22.Police Petrol Pump, Samakhusi                           Kathmandu         2

23.Begnas Lake, Pokhara                                            Kaski                    1

24.Butwal Bus Park                                                     Rupandehi          2

25.Itahari                                                               Sunsari                        1

26.Biratnagar                                                        Morang                       1

27.Kohalpur, New Bus Park                                        Banke                2

28.Dhangadhi                                                        Kailali                         2

29.Trishuli Hawa Ghar                                          Nuwakot                    1

30.Battar, Trishuli                                              Nuwakot                       1

31.Kushma                                                             Parbat                         1

32.Lamahi Bus Park                                                     Dang                    2

33.Lamki                                                                          Kailali                 1




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