5,500 km highways to be turned into e-ways via public-private partnership

The National Highways for Electric Vehicles will have 111 stations across 23 cities in project under annuity hybrid e-mobility model

Surajeet Das Gupta New Delhi
Electric vehicles

Investment will also be made on undertaking geo-fencing, breakdown backups and the purchase of a fleet of electric cars and buses

The government is finalising a plan to upgrade 5,500 km of existing highways into the National Highways for Electric Vehicles (NHEV) through a public-private partnership across 23 cities in 12 states. The e-highways will collectively have 111 stations with charging and other facilities.
The longest route will be between Bengaluru and Goa (558 km), with 11 stations en route, and the shortest will be Ahmedabad to Vadodara (111 km), with two stations.
The move comes following the success of two pilots of e-way projects — between Delhi and Agra and Delhi and Jaipur by Ease of Doing Business (EODB), a tech piloting agency for the Government of India.

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First Published: Feb 20 2023 | 10:45 PM IST

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