To promote electric vehicles in Uttarakhand and ensure sufficient charging points for them, the state cabinet on Thursday approved a proposal to amend the Building Construction and Development By-Laws/Regulations, 2011.
Barring single residential buildings, all non-residential buildings such as group housing, hotels, multiplexes, lodges, and other such buildings spread over 1,500 square meters would have to make infrastructure to charge electric vehicles.
All such existing buildings would be required to give electric vehicle charging infrastructure on either 3 % of the equivalent car space (ECS) or one ECS Bay – whichever is more for two-wheelers – and 2 % ECS bay or one ECS bay for four-wheelers.
Similarly, under the proposed construction on over 1,500 square metre land, 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 (except single residential). The arrangements will be made for two-wheelers and four-wheelers in a 60:40 ratio.
In order to make ‘Mukhyamantri Saur Swarozgar Yojana’ more financially viable, the scheme guideline will be operated under Micro Small and Medium Enterprises Policy-2015 instead of Chief Minister’s self-employment scheme. As a result, the subsidy to the applicant which earlier was 15 % to 25 % will go up to 15% to 40%.
Meanwhile, solar power plants of 50 kW, 100 kW and 200 kW can now be set up in place of the earlier approved 20 to 25 kW plants. In view of the increase in the rate of plant cost, the rate was revised from Rs 40,000 per kW to Rs 50,000 per kW.
The cabinet also formed a high power committee under the chairmanship of the chief secretary for approval of works/proposals related to the G-20 Summit.
In the cabinet meeting, discussions were also held to regulate the land of different categories of the state. Following that, the Chief Minister authorised to constitute a cabinet sub-committee to look into the matter Out of the development fee received by district-level development authorities from the map approval, 10 % is spent on administrative work and the remaining 90 % is spent on infrastructure.
To improve slums under local municipal bodies, 10 % of the development fee received by the authorities would be given to local bodies for slum rehabilitation.
Approving the changes in Uttarakhand Road Transport Accident Relief Fund (amendment) rules, 2023, the cabinet nodded to raise the upper limit of the compensation amount from Rs 25 lakh to Rs 50 lakh. Besides, the compulsion of magisterial probe for getting the compensation too was ended.
The cabinet consented to the change under rule 125 of the Uttarakhand Motor Vehicle Rules, 2011. The tour operators would be registered and licensed, so that revenue can be generated.