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Assam Government signs MoU with Tata Power to set up 10 EV charging network in Guwahati

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Road Safety Mobile App is  launched to raise concerns on road safety issues

Guwahati: Accelerating the encouragement for Electric Vehicles, the Assam government today facilitated a Tata group company to open 10 EV charging stations in Guwahati.

Tata Power EV Charging Solutions (TPEVCSL) signed a memorandum of understanding with the Assam government to open an EV charging network in and around the Assam capital to create an EV charging ecosystem.

The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) took place in the presence of. Parimal Suklabaidya transport minister, excise and fisheries. 

The move ahead of the festive season is good news for not just EV owners in the city but also those considering switching from petrol and diesel-powered vehicles to EVs.

Vijendra Goyal, TATA Power-Head BD-EV Charging said that this is the first tie-up of such type. On being asked about the planned budget of the installations he replied that the budget would vary on the types of chargers and the location.  

Suklabaidya said that the government and the department have no expenditure in it. They are providing the land.

Goyal further said that electric vehicle is a reality in the country. Their charging points are in over 400 cities and towns. Other than Guwahati they already have their installations in other cities as well.

They are planning to install 7000 charging points across India. But, currently, they have installed 4000 charging points.

By 2028, TPEVCSL will install as many as 25,000 charging points across India, said Goyal.

 

"A road safety mobile app and an Artificial Intelligence enabled WhatsApp based Chatbot, viz, “Path Suraksha Sahajogi” is launched by the Hon’ble Transport Minister, Assam for the citizens of Assam wherein they can submit their grievances/ complaints/ suggestions related to road safety and related concerns. The company associated with mobile application design is Indigi Consulting and Solutions Private Limited."

 

Suklabaidya told to Business North East that certain indications will be taken by the app if somebody places a video of high speeding vehicle in the app or a photo of some broken road through geotagging then it will be filtered by the application and the Department of road safety. Along with the road safety department, PWD is also associated. People can also send pictures of illegal liquor sellers by geo tagging then we can conduct raids.

The CEO and Director of Indigo Consulting and Solutions Private Limited Lakshya Pratim Baruah informed Business North East that they felt that an attempt was made so that the public could take the initiative to become the reporters. Each citizen will be able to track his/her grievance through a unique reference ID that will be generated for each grievance.

He further informed me that the project was initially done as a CSR initiative so the cost will come about at a certain point in time.

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