EV charging regulations for homes in Uttrakhand
A proposal to amend the Building Construction and Development By-Laws/Regulations, 2011, was made by the state cabinet of Uttarakhand on Thursday. It is an effort to support electric vehicle use in the state and ensure there are enough charging stations for them. With these new EV charging regulations for homes in Uttrakhand, the government is ready to promote electric vehicles in the state.
Hotels, multiplexes, lodges, group housing, and other buildings bigger than 1,500 square meters would all need to have the infrastructure to charge electric vehicles, with the exception of single-family homes.
All such existing buildings would need to have 3% of the equivalent car space (ECS) for two-wheelers and 2% of the ECS bay for four-wheelers, whichever is greater.
Similar to this, a charging facility would be arranged at a minimum of 10% ECS (in municipal corporation towns) and 5% ECS in other towns, or 1 ECS, whichever is higher, of the approved parking ECS, under the proposed construction on more than 1,500 square metres of land (except single residential).
The arrangements will be made in a 60:40 ratio for two-wheelers and four-wheelers.
The “Mukhyamantri Saur Swarozgar Yojana” will be run under the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises Policy-2015 rather than the Chief Minister’s self-employment scheme in order to make it more financially viable. As a result, the applicant will now receive a subsidy ranging from 15% to 40% instead of the previous 15% to 25%.
In the meantime, in place of the previously authorised 20 to 25 kW plants, solar power plants of 50 kW, 100 kW, and 200 kW can now be installed. The rate was changed from Rs 40,000 per kW to Rs 50,000 per kW due to the rise in plant costs.
In order to approve projects and proposals related to the G-20 Summit, the cabinet also established a high power committee, which is headed by the chief secretary.
Additionally, discussions about regulating the state’s various land categories were held. The Chief Minister then approved allocating 10% of the development fee collected by the authorities to local bodies for slum rehabilitation in order to improve slums under local municipal jurisdictions.
The cabinet gave its approval to amend the Uttarakhand Road Transport Accident Relief Fund (Amendment) Rules, 2023, increasing the maximum compensation amount from Rs 25 lakh to Rs 50 lakh. Additionally, the mandate of the magisterial probe to obtain compensation was also lifted.
In accordance with rule 125 of the 2011 Uttarakhand Motor Vehicle Rules, the cabinet approved the modification. In order to generate revenue, the tour operators would be registered and licensed.
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