East Central Railway (ECR) GM L C Trivedi on Friday inaugurated the charging stations at Patna Junction and Patliputra Junction (PJ) to cater to the needs of all types of electric vehicles parked in the circulating areas. This facility aims at maintaining green initiatives by the railways to check pollution in the city.
Talking to this newspaper on Friday, Trivedi said Patna Junction and Patliputra Junction have become the only places in the country where charging facilities for electric vehicles are available. Initially this facility is being provided to those who park their electric vehicles in the circulating areas of the two major stations in the city, he said.
Danapur divisional railway manager (DRM) Sunil Kumar said this facility will be provided at Danapur, Rajendra Nagar Terminal and Patna Sahib stations by March to fulfil the needs of electric vehicles, mostly e-rickshaws and electric two and four-wheelers.
The charging stations will be a great relief to those who have been finding it difficult to get charged their electric vehicle battery at reasonable price in time, he said.