Earlier, Gadkari had said that the government can open three registered vehicle scrap facilities or centers in every district. Under this policy, personal vehicles will have to undergo automated fitness test after 20 years and commercial vehicles after 15 years.
Gadkari said that vehicle dealers will play an important role in making India a 5 trillion dollar economy. He said that India is the fourth largest manufacturer of passenger vehicles and the sixth largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles.
Some auto manufacturers including Maruti Suzuki and Tata Motors have already started their vehicle scrapping centers across the country. However, the number of vehicle scrapping centers across the country is very less compared to the number of old vehicles that need to be scrapped.
Gadkari further said that the vehicle scrapping policy will increase automobile sales by 18 percent. He believes that using raw material obtained from scrap vehicles will save 33 percent of the cost of purchasing raw materials and will increase the sales of new vehicles by 18-20 percent.
The vehicle scrappage policy, first introduced in August 2021, focuses on phasing out old and unfit vehicles across India to reduce vehicle pollution levels. Because it is believed that old vehicles pollute the environment more than new models. The objective of this policy is to cancel the registration of private cars older than 20 years and commercial vehicles older than 15 years.
Under the government-funded program to scrap old and unfit vehicles and replace them with modern and new vehicles on Indian roads, the primary goal is to phase out unfit and polluting vehicles to achieve a lower carbon footprint across the country. To create an ecosystem for.