Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) has installed 224 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at 92 of its properties.

This is in line with the company’s ESG+ framework, called Paathya, to boost its sustainability and social impact measures.

In a collaboration with Tata Power, IHCL has installed the EV charging points across several Taj, SeleQtions, Vivanta, Ginger and amã Stays & Trails properties in India.

IHCL executive vice president – human resources Gaurav Pokhariyal said: “At IHCL, sustainability is at the core of all that we do. The installation of the EV charging points is in line with our focus on Environmental Stewardship, which is one of the key pillars of Paathya.

“Today, we are seeing a major paradigm shift across the globe as an increasing number of people are gravitating towards alternative or less energy-intensive options of transport. At IHCL, we will continue our endeavour to embrace green sources of energy while making sustainability measures easily accessible for our customers.”

This project in line with IHCL’s commitment to meet the growing requirements of its environmentally- conscious customers by decreasing their carbon footprint in travel and supporting in the further adaptation of sustainable means of living.

Earlier this month, IHCL opened Vivanta Meghalaya, Shillong, its first property in India’s North-eastern state.

The new hotel features 101 rooms including 87 guestrooms and 14 suites.