Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari today (March18) announced the Vehicle Scrapping Policy in Lok Sabha.
“Older vehicles pollute the environment 10 to 12 times more than fit vehicles and pose a risk to road safety. In the interest of a clean environment and rider and pedestrian safety, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is introducing “Vehicle Scrapping Policy” which is aimed at creating an Eco-System for phasing out of Unfit and Polluting Vehicles,” said Nitin Gadkari.
The objectives of the policy are to reduce population of old and defective vehicles, decrease pollution, improve road and vehicular safety, achieve better fuel efficiency and boost availability of low-cost raw materials for automotive, steel and electronics industry.
The criteria for a vehicle to be scrapped is primarily based on the fitness of vehicles through Automated Fitness Centres in case of commercial vehicles and Non-Renewal of Registration in case of private vehicles.