The West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (WBSEDCL) has invited expressions of interest for setting up electric vehicle charging infrastructure in public-private partnership (PPP) to boost e-mobility in the state, an official said on Sunday. The state-run utility has sought bids from interested operators to build 205 charging or battery-swapping stations for different types of vehicles, he said.

WBSEDCL, the state nodal agency for establishing charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, said the stations would be installed on its land but maintained by operators who will offer a share of the revenue.

“In this tranche of the deal, we will provide land for the installation of 205 EV charging/swapping stations in our sub-stations. The investment, operation and maintenance will be done by private concessionaires. The floor value of revenue share for the auction is Re 1 per unit .

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