EV charging stations on highways soon

The rollout of 140 stations will be delayed by two months which were supposed to be installed by January. BESCOM (Bangalore Electricity Supply company Limited is planning to set up Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations at toll plazas from Bangalore to Belgaum in the coming year. BESCOM is already in talks with the National Highway […]

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Pedestrians ignore footpaths, choose roads

Pedestrians prefer walking on roads instead of navigating broken and inconvenient footpaths. People take the road instead of walking on broken footpaths on both conventional and Tender (Specifications for Urban Road Execution) S.U.R.E.  footpaths. Tender SURE infrastructure is designed to avoid road cutting and major maintenance. Shobha, a 64-year-old pedestrian walking on Jayanagar’s 27th cross, […]

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BESCOM to roll out 140 EV charging stations by Jan 2023

Currently, the city has 284 charging stations; the target is to have one EV charging station every three kilometers. Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) is set to launch 140 more electric vehicle (EV) charging stations by January next year, in addition to its already existing count of 284. This will take the city’s total […]

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E-Autos: long charging hours but less mileage

LPG auto drivers are hesitant about buying e-autos as they are expensive and give less mileage. High maintenance costs of electric auto rickshaws are keeping Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) auto drivers at bay. Apart from their high buying and maintenance cost, e-autos take four to five hours to charge completely at an Electric Vehicle (EV) […]

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Interrupted power supply in Bengaluru villages

Power cuts will be continued until all the trees near electrical lines are trimmed, says official.   Villages in the southern part of Bengaluru like Devagere and Gangasandra are facing regular  power cuts for over a month due to the maintenance work done by Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM). “There was no such maintenance work […]

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Frequent power outages impacts WFH

Power cuts in Bengaluru are impacting people who work from home(WFH) as unplanned outages have become more frequent. Many people in Bengaluru are affected by frequent power outages as they slow down their daily activities. The planned outages data from Bengaluru Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) shows that the power cuts are happening mostly due […]

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BESCOM Solar Rooftop Scheme In the Shadows

BESCOM’s solar rooftop scheme has hit several roadblocks since its inception in 2014. Bengaluru: Ashok Sarath, a resident of Defense Colony, Indiranagar, installed a solar power plant seven years ago. Back then, he had hoped that he would be able to save money and also go green by investing in the solar rooftop. However, ever […]

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More electric vehicles, fewer charging stations

While there is an increase in demand for charging stations in the city, the supply continues to remain low. Bengaluru: As diesel and petrol prices continue to rise, Bangalore Electricity Supply Company’s (BESCOM) public electric vehicle charging stations slowly saw a rise in number of users. The January 2021 sales of Electric Vehicles (EVs) in […]

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