A total of 1,070 vehicles including 1,053 private and 17 commercial vehicles have been scrapped in Gujarat since January 2022. In all, 5,426 vehicles including 5,359 private and 67 commercial vehicles were scrapped across the country at registered vehicle scrapping facilities (RVSFs).
Union minister of road transport and highways, Nitin Gadkari, provided this information in a statement tabled in the Rajya Sabha.
Of the 67 commercial vehicles scrapped in the country, 50 were from Uttar Pradesh and 17 from Gujarat. Similarly, of the 5,359 scrapped private vehicles, 4,059 were from Uttar Pradesh and 188 from Madhya Pradesh.
The minister stated that to incentivize the scrapping of old, unfit and polluting vehicles, MoRTH has decided to provide concession in Motor Vehicle Tax of up to 25 percent in case of non-transport vehicles and up to 15 percent in case of transport vehicles, which are purchased against the ‘certificate of deposit’ that will be issued after scrapping the vehicle.
In a move that aims to check pollution and decongest the roads, about 20 lakh heavy commercial vehicles older than 15 years will undergo a mandatory automated fitness test in the state from April 1. If they fail to clear the test twice, they will be scrapped.
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