In light of the impending rise in the use of Electric Vehicles (EVs) across the country, Pakistan Railways has decided to set up electric charging stations on its land across Pakistan.
Industry experts suggest that following the introduction of the EV Policy in Pakistan, there is a possibility of significant developments in the sector.
Pakistan Railways will offer several of its areas across the country to establish EV charging points. For this purpose, its ministry has suggested the use of its entire network and all of its stations.
According to a media report, Pakistan Railways has prepared a plan under which vacant plots beside its railway stations will be given to the private sector for the construction of EV charging stations. Each station will be able to accommodate three to ten vehicles.
More than 100 spots across Sindh (including Karachi Cantt Station and City Railway Station) have been identified where electric charging points can be set up.
This development will also serve as a viable means of income for the railway sector.
The Ministry of Railways has reportedly invited applications from private companies that are interested in setting up EV power stations.
According to railway officials, the fares for the proposed charging points will be determined after considering suggestions from interested companies and after studying their market value.