Nitin Gadkari Union road transport minister has launch policy of phasing out old and defective vehicles.
This policy of the government aims to achieve multiple goals like reduction in air pollution, the fulfilment of India’s climate commitments, improving road and vehicle safety, better fuel efficiency, and boosting the availability of low-cost raw materials for auto, steel and electronics industry and etc.
Private vehicles will be de-registered after 20 years if found unfit or in case of failure to renew registration.
Enhanced re-registration will be applicable on private vehicles from the 15th year of original registration.
Know All Details of Government’s Scrappage Policy :
- There are around 51 lakh light motor vehicles or LMVs older than 20 years in India according to the statistics.
- Around 34 vehicles are LMVs older than 15 years.
- And around 17 Lakh of medium and heavy commercial vehicles less than 15-year.
- People those who opting for the scheme will get scrap value of the old vehicle at the scrappage centre.
- Which is about 4-6 % of the ex-showroom price of new vehicles and will get a road tax rebate of up to 25% on personal vehicles and up to 15% on commercial vehicles.
- People can also avail of a 5% manufacturer discount against the scrapping certificate and also a waiver in the registration fee.
- This scheme aims to cut 25-30% vehicular air pollution and ensure better fuel efficiency.
- As resultant the old vehicles will vanish from the road and the service and manufacturing industry will get a boost with an increase in demand for new vehicles.
The government has set some deadlines to ensure the effects of the scheme on the ground level to be seen as early as possible.
Rules for fitness centres and scrapping centres will come into effect from 1st October 2021.
While scrapping of government vehicles over 15 years can be done by April 1, 2022.
Heavy CVs must be mandatorily test fitness by 1st April 2023.
Other category vehicles must be mandatorily test fitness by 1st June 2024.
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