HMRTC invites tender for setting up EV charging & battery swapping at Rapid Metro stations in Gurugram under PPP model

HMRTC invites E-Tenders from suitable Bidders who may be a sole proprietorship firm, a partnership firm or a company having registered office in India & incorporated under the companies act 1956/2013 or a combination of above in the form of Joint Venture (JV) or Consortium for NIT for Setting up EV charging & battery swapping at Rapid Metro stations in Gurugram under PPP model.

  • Tender Reference Number: HMRTC/GEN-EVC/2022/08-R1
  • Name of Work: Setting up EV charging & battery swapping at Rapid Metro stations in Gurugram under PPP model.
  • EMD: INR 05 Lakh
  • Period Of Work: 3650 Days
  • Document Download Start Date: 10th November, 2022
  • Document Download End Date: 08th December, 2022
  • Pre Bid Meeting Date: 14th November, 2022
  • Bid Submission Start Date: 14th November, 2022
  • Bid Submission End Date: 08th December, 2022
  • Bid Opening Date: 08th December, 2022

Scope of the Work:

The Scope of Work for the Concessionaire shall be as under:

  • Concessionaires shall be responsible for Installation, Operation and Maintenance of Public Charging Stations (PCS) for the designated lease period as per parameters laid down in any section of this tender document on pre-selected locations at Rapid Metro stations under HMRTCL.
  • Pre-designated area on each location will be provided to the Concessionaire for installation, operation and maintenance of the EV charging stations& Battery Swapping Stations. The minimum mandates for each site as mentioned in Annexure-A.
  • The bidder can install any combination of charging stations or battery swapping facility as long as they conform to the parameters laid down in any section in this tender document.
  • Successful bidders are not allowed to carry out additional commercial activity other than charging of Electric Vehicles at the concessional location.
  • The safety and security of the vehicles that are utilizing the charging facility will be the responsibility of the Operator.
  • The charging infrastructure should be operationalized within 180 days from the date of the Concession agreement.
  • In exceptional circumstances, on a written request from the Concessionaire for extension of period of operationalization, together with adequate justification thereof, the HMRTCL, may consider such request, and permit suitable extension.
  • The concessionaire shall apply for an electrical connection within 30 days of the signing of the concession/contract agreement. HMRTCL shall provide requisite connections as mandated by HERC.
  • The concessionaire will have to create tie-ups with OEMs to promote swappable vehicles (E-Rickshaw) for accelerating last mile mobility from the Rapid Metro Stations. For the purpose of the same, they will be also allowed to promote and facilitate financing of these vehicles to eligible individuals/companies.
  • Upon ensuring operationalization of any aspect of the charging infrastructure, the Concessionaire must provide a declaration stating the operationalization of the said  mandate to the HMRTCL, failing which the Concessionaire will be deemed to be in violation of the mandated period of operationalization.
  • The concessionaire should clearly define modes of payment by users of public charging stations that must include payment by debit/credit card, and through phone banking authorized mobile application.
  • The concessionaire can provide the convenience services related to EV charging & Battery Swapping within the designated area to the EV user. 

The Scope of Work for the Authority shall be as under:

  • HMRTCL should provide the encumbrance free land(s) for implementation of EV charging stations & Battery Swapping Stations for a period of 10 years.
  • HMRTCL will provide 5 slots for EV charging & Battery Swapping at each location except Phase 1 Station with a consideration of 23 land per slot.
  • Power Connection and metering: HMRTCL shall provide electricity connection at each location sufficient for minimum mandate chargers as per the Annexure A.

About Locations:

  • Locations for setting Public Charging Stations (PCS) will be allotted on concessional basis initially for a Lease Period of 120 months with clearly demarcated service level agreements (SLA).
  • All costs associated with the installation of electrical infrastructure at each site in Annexure-A shall be borne fully by Concessionaire.
  • The costs associated with civil works on any locations shall be the responsibility of the Concessionaire.
  • HMRTCL reserves the right to modify the exact location of any of the sites and offer the Concessionaire a new site in the proximity of the site being replaced. In such a scenario, Concessionaire will be required to fulfil all mandates mentioned in any part of this document on the new site.
  • The concessionaire will be awarded the locations as and when identified and finalised by HMRTCL in consultation with HMRTC.
  • The locations/ parking slots are meant for public charging only and should not be used by the concessionaire for parking of vehicles.

Public Charging STATIONS – Mandates:

  • Charging stations installed at each location are termed as a Public Charging Station (PCS). A PCS should have a minimum number of fast chargers, slow chargers and battery swapping as defined in Annexure-A. Additionally, the bidder is at liberty to install more EVSEs based on space availability and demand.
  • Over and above the mandated slow and fast PCS, the Concessionaire can install any combination of AC or DC chargers which meet the standards defined as per Ministry of Power (MOP) Notification vide No. 12/2/2018-EV dated 14th January 2022 titled “Charging infrastructure for Electric Vehicles – Revised Guidelines and Standards–Reg.’ and subsequent amendments thereof. Additionally, each PCS and BSF should adhere to all other standards/conditions defined in any part of this document.
  • The concessionaire must submit an operationalization plan within 28 days of the announcement of the bid result.
  • PCS should be made operational only after requisite clearances are obtained as per CEA Regulations 2019.
  • All charging stations must adhere to the common branding guidelines as outlined in clause 19-Public Charging Infrastructure – Branding Guidelines of this tender document.
  • The bidder shall make arrangements to adhere to the Central Electricity Authority (Technical Standards for Connectivity of the Distributed Generation Resources) Amendment Regulations, 2019 and Central Electricity Authority (Cyber Security in Power Sector) Guidelines – 2021 and amendments from time to time.

User functionalities:

  • Charging station must support at least the following functionalities for EV users:
  • Location of charging station (Address of the charging station along with the GPS coordinates).
  • Charging station operating hours.
  • Type of chargers and batteries (for swapping at the charging station.
  • Availability of slots at charging station (Whether the EVSE is connected to an EV or not)
  • Availability of charged battery at battery swapping facility.
  • Waiting time and option for booking a slot in case of congestion (Whether the charger is available or booked for particular slots).
  • Cost to the consumer for all types of chargers in a location.
  • Fare structure for swapping all types of batteries available at the BSF.
  • Authentication methods available (at least 2 methods: App-based and RFID cards).
  • Option to lodge a complaint for a non-functioning charging station.
  • Payment methods available.
  • The licensee should use an authorized IoS (Internet of Services), IT services to fulfil the requirements in the aforementioned point. The EV user must be able to access these services through a mobile application, including the ability to make payment through the mobile application.

Communication Requirements:

  • Digital Communication between the EVSE and the EV: For DC charging, the digital communication as described in IEC 61851-24 must be provided to allow the EV to control the EV supply equipment.
  • Digital Communication between the EVSE and the Charger Management System: The communication between any charger and the charger management system of the Concessionaire must mandatorily use the communication protocol OCPP 1.6 or higher version compatible with OCPP 1.6 or IEC 61850-90-8.
  • The interface between the charger and Concessionaire must be reliable internet connectivity (Ethernet, 3G/4G). Telecommunication network or telecommunication port of the EV supply equipment, connected to the telecommunication network, must comply with the requirements for connection to telecommunication networks according to 6 of IS 13252 (Part 1): 2010.
  • All PCS should be incorporated with suitable protection and monitoring devices for safe and reliable operation of charging stations All PCS must follow the following safety norms:
  • Safety provisions for charging stations vide Schedule XVI of the CEA (Technical Standards for Connectivity of Distributed Generation Sources) Regulations, 2013
  • Concessionaires shall keep the records to an extent that the PCS installation has been carried out and maintained in accordance with safety norms as per the relevant CEA Regulation & Manufacturer’s Installation and Maintenance Instructions.
  • Use the armoured type cable from the PCS to Electric Vehicle and maximum length shall be restricted to 5 meters.
  • Protection against the overload of the charging supply and incoming supply fittings must be provided.
  • Shall be supplied from a sub-circuit protected by a voltage independent RCD providing personal protection that is compatible with a charging supply for EVs.
  • Shall be supplied from a dedicated final sub circuit.
  • The bidder must ensure that the licensed space for PCS must not be misused due to actions such as intentional unintentional blocking of parking space by vehicles which are not being charged, utilization of space for other commercial purposes, displaying advertisements etc.


  • The bidder should have experience of owning and operating at least 32 EV charging stations (of any types i.e., Captive and/or Public Charging Stations – Plugin or Battery Swapping) in any Government Dept./ PSU/ ULB/ DISCOMS/ Private companies/Promoter companies in India or outside India. These should be operational for at least the last 12 months.

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Source: HMRTC- Tender | Image Credit (representational): Gurugram Rapid Metro