SDMC intends to impose a license fee for EV charging stations.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) blasted the Bhartiya Janata party (BJP) -led South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) on Thursday for proposing a license fee to put up electric car charging stations. Today, as the license-raj is being phased down, the South Corporation and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are seeking for ways to make money. People are becoming increasingly frustrated by this red tape. The corporation is requesting a license to put up charging stations, said Durgesh Pathak, municipal election in-charge.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has established an ambitious electric car policy to encourage environmentally friendly modes of transportation in the national capital, where inhabitants suffer an annual problem with air quality.

In order to promote clean transport, chief minister has enacted an ambitious electric car policy , which seeks to promote the environment-friendly mode of travel in the national capital, where air quality is an annual challenge encountered by the population. According to AAP, SDMC's plan goes against the Delhi government's electric car policy, and the action will discourage people from purchasing environmentally friendly automobiles.

We firmly oppose such money-making schemes by the South Corporation. The Delhi government and the corporation are offenders in this. This would discourage resident's welfare groups and private people to establish charging stations with their colony at their own cost. It will also lead to increasing charging expenses per car. The United Residents Joint Action (URJA) Of Delhi , A coalition of resident's welfare organizations in Delhi, will write to the commissioner of the South Corporation in protest to discourage such activities, said Amit Aggarwal, project leader of the United Residents Joint Action Of Delhi (URJA).

However, Delhi BJP maintained that the charges are absolutely unfounded and there is no such proposal. The levelling of these bogus claims is proof enough that AAP officials fabricate allegations against corporations. There is no suggestion before the SDMC standing committee to put any tax or levy on EV charging stations , stated Delhi BJP spokesperson Praveen Shankar Kapoor.

Our country is aiming to increase the usage of EVs and, as a result, is investing in charging infrastructure. There is a scarcity of charging stations throughout the country, which is why the Prime Minister encouraged everyone to build charging stations in their area. The process of establishing EV charging stations is meant to be free of bureaucratic red tape and license requirements. However, the BJP and its leaders are acting as a gigantic boulder in the way of progress, notwithstanding their leader's words, Pathak remarked.

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