The first of the two new charging facilities in India is set to be opened in the state of Maharashtra on October 13.
The project was announced in the latest batch of the National Green Charge Strategy, which aims to make the country one of the largest green power markets in the world by 2030.
The new station is set for a 1.1-kilometre long installation that will have a capacity of 1.7 megawatts (MW), a capacity that would allow it to supply power to more than 50,000 households.
According to the project manager of the project, Nandan Kumar, the project is expected to cost Rs 8,000 crore ($1.6 billion).
“We will be able to produce the power and supply the electricity to all the households in the country, while saving on the cost of the infrastructure and the power transmission.
We are confident that this will bring more investment into the energy sector,” he told NDTV.