Vehicle scrapping policy

( GS PAPER3- SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

SOURCE- THE HINDU)

 Context-

Recently the Union Minister of Road and transport  and highways has announced the Vehicle scrapping policy for voluntary vehicle fleet modernization program

Key provision

  •  the criteria for a Vehicle to be scrapped is primarily based on the  fitness of vehicle automated fitness Centre in case of commercial vehicle and nonrenewable of registration in case of private vehicle
  •  that criteria is adopted from International best practices after a comparative study of standard from various countries like Germany, UK,  USA and Japan
  •  The vehicle failing the fitness test for failing to get a renewal of its registration certificate may be declared as end of life of vehicle
  •  the state government may be advised to offer a road tax rebate of up to 25% for personal vehicle and up to 15% for commercial vehicle to provide incentive to owners of old vehicle to scrap old and unfit vehicle

-Khyati Khare

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