Cabinet circular prepared for policy to destroy vehicles: Government

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The government said on Saturday that a cabinet circular has been prepared for the vehicle breaking policy.



Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways VK Singh said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha that the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has prepared a cabinet circular regarding the creation of a voluntary and environmentally friendly ecosystem for the disposal of old vehicles.

The government had previously stated that once this proposed policy is approved, it will apply to all vehicles. This policy has been sent for a new round of consultation with all stakeholders on the instructions of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).

Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said earlier this year that once the policy was approved, India could become a hub of automobile manufacturing, like steel, aluminum, and plastic scrap were the main raw materials available. Will be recycled (Re-cycle), which will reduce the prices of automobiles by 20-30%.

The government had proposed an amendment in the Motor Vehicle Rules on 26 July 2019 to destroy vehicles older than 15 years to promote the adoption of electric vehicles. In a draft notification, the government has proposed renewal of fitness certificates for vehicles older than 15 years every six months instead of the current time limit of one year.