Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
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Scrap Policy

Posted On: 03 AUG 2022 2:01PM by PIB Delhi

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued GSR 177(E) dated 12.03.2021 which proposes Non-Renewal of Certificate of registration of Government Vehicles after the lapse of fifteen years.   

Hon'ble Supreme Court in WP no 13029/1985 (MC Mehta vs Union of India) vide order dated 29/10/2018 has directed the Transport Departments of NCR, that all diesel vehicles more than 10 years old and petrol vehicles more than 15 years old shall not ply in terms of order of NGT dated 07/04/2015.  

Six vehicle scrapping centres (three in the NCR, Two in Gujarat and One  in Haryana) have been functional in accordance with GSR 653(E) dated 23rd September, 2021, which provides for the Motor Vehicles (Registration and Functions of Vehicle Scrapping Facility) Rules, 2021. In addition, Seven more vehicle scrapping centres are functional in formal sector and have applied for registration with respective states under GSR 653(E) dated 23rd September, 2021 which provides for the Motor Vehicles (Registration and Functions of Vehicle Scrapping Facility) Rules, 2021. Also, Six states have approved 20 numbers of applications for establishing the Registered Vehicle Scrapping Facilities.  

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways implements a central sector scheme for setting up of one Model Inspection and certification (I&C) centre in each State/UT for automated fitness testing of vehicles. It was conceptualized in 2008 with the aim to set up one model I&C centre at each State/UT. Till date, 27 States/UTs have been covered under the scheme. The scheme envisages replication of such centres by the States/UTs. No Automated testing station is functional as per the GSR 652(E) dated 23rd September, 2021 which provides for the Recognition, Regulation and Control of Automated Testing Station.  

CPCB has prepared Guidelines for “Environmentally Sound Facilities for Handling, Processing and Recycling of End-of- Life Vehicles (ELV)” in 2019 and circulated to all State Boards/Control Committees. Said guidelines outline Collection & Handling of ELVs; Handling, storage and transportation of ELVs; Environmentally sound de-pollution of ELVs; Environmentally sound dismantling & segregation; Environmentally sound Shredding & separation and processing residues; Technologies for the ELV recycling process; Requirements for setting up of ELV recycling facility and Management of various wastes generated during depollution, dismantling and shredding of ELVs, which will help in reducing carbon foot print. The guidelines are available on the website of CPCB 

This information was given by the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.



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