Greater than 9 lakh automobiles, owned by central and state governments, transport companies and public sector undertakings, which might be older than 15 years will go off the highway from April 1 and new automobiles will exchange them, Union minister Nitin Gadkari mentioned on Monday.
Addressing an occasion organised by business physique FICCI, Gadkari mentioned the federal government is taking many steps to facilitate the usage of ethanol, methanol, bio-CNG, bio-LNG and electrical automobiles.
“We have now now authorised the scrapping of greater than 9 lakh authorities automobiles, that are greater than 15 years outdated, and polluting buses and vehicles will go off the highway and new automobiles with various fuels will exchange them.
“It will additional scale back air air pollution to an incredible extent,” the highway transport and freeway minister mentioned.
In response to a current notification by the highway transport and highways ministry, from April 1, all automobiles owned by central and state governments, together with buses owned by transport companies and public sector undertakings, which might be older than 15 years shall be de-registered and scrapped.
The rule shall not apply to the particular objective automobiles (armoured and different specialised automobiles) used for operational functions for the defence of the nation and for the upkeep of regulation and order and inside safety, the notification had mentioned.
“Disposal of such automobiles shall, after the expiry of 15 years from the date of the preliminary registration of the automobile, (ought to) be ensured by way of the Registered Car Scrapping Facility arrange in accordance with the Motor Autos (Registration and Features of Car Scrapping Facility) Guidelines, 2021,” it had mentioned.
Introduced within the Union Finances 2021-22, the coverage supplies for health assessments after 20 years for private automobiles and after 15 years for industrial automobiles. Beneath the brand new coverage which is efficient from April 1, 2022, the Centre has mentioned states and Union Territories will present as much as 25 per cent tax rebate on highway tax for automobiles which might be bought after scrapping outdated automobiles.
Final yr, Gadkari had mentioned he regarded to develop not less than one car scrapping facility inside 150 kilometres from every metropolis centre whereas asserting that the nation has the potential to turn out to be a automobile scrapping hub of all the South Asian area.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Nationwide Car Scrappage Coverage in 2021 and mentioned it will assist part out unfit and polluting automobiles and in addition promote a round financial system.
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