Taj City Centre, Gurugram, a part of the Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), has announced the introduction of an Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station and an on-site bottling plant. This initiative stems from the shared commitment of IHCL and HB Estate Developers Ltd. to promote sustainability and reduce the hotel’s environmental impact.
The demand for EVs has witnessed a substantial rise due to the Indian government’s decision to prohibit diesel cars in major cities nationwide by 2027, coupled with the domestic EV market’s remarkable growth at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 49% between 2022 and 2023. In response to this trend, Taj City Centre, Gurugram has installed two EV charging points equipped with 7.4 KW DC chargers.
Furthermore, the hotel has taken an additional step towards environmental stewardship by installing a high-capacity bottling plant capable of producing 500 bottles per hour. This measure has effectively eliminated the usage of single-use plastic bottles, thereby reducing the carbon footprint generated by guests during their stays.
Vijay Sehgal, the Director of Engineering at Taj City Centre Gurugram, remarked, “As custodians of Indian hospitality, the team at Taj City Centre Gurugram remains committed to investing in a more accessible and sustainable future.” He further added, “We are delighted to launch these initiatives, aligning with our dedication to embracing greener practices and meeting the growing expectations of environmentally conscious guests.”
The launch of the EV charging station and on-site bottling plant is in line with the hotel’s mission to establish and expand its own sustainable ecosystem, driven by the legacy of IHCL and the inherent values of Paathya.