Delhi to scrap old vehicles by end of 2018: Five things you need to know
All vehicles that are more than 15 years old will be impounded and sent to scrap dealers for dismantling, according to newly drafted Delhi government rules.delhi Updated: Feb 05, 2018 10:16 IST
Do you have a vehicle at home that is more than 15 years old? The city government has drafted rules that aim at making Delhi the first Indian city with an “end of vehicle life” policy.
The rules, which are yet to get the government’s final approval, have been framed to implement a 2014 National Green Tribunal order which said that vehicles older than 15-years should neither be allowed to ply on the roads nor allowed to be parked in public spaces.
Here are five things should know about the newly drafted rules:
What does the rule say about such vehicles?
Under the ‘Delhi Scrapping of Vehicles Rules, 2018’ all impounding vehicles, including two-wheelers, will be sent to empanelled scrap dealers for dismantling. Owners will be paid a scrapping charge by the dealer but it has not been defined yet.
What you need to do if you own such a vehicle?
Old cars and two-wheelers can be voluntarily given to empanelled dealers. The process will be made online with vehicle owners having the option to choose a dealer using a mobile application. The portal will also be available on transport department’s website.
Which are the enforcing agencies that will be involved in the process?
The enforcing agencies responsible for implementing the rules are traffic police, municipal corporations and transport department.
What happens if a vehicle owner does not comply with the rules?
Junk vehicles parked in public spaces will be impounded and a communication will be sent to the owner, who will have to submit an undertaking for scrapping within 15 days. If the owner does not come forward then vehicle will be impounded and the value will be credited to government’s account.
When will these rules be enforced?
The rule, that is likely to impact 37 lakh vehicles out of the over one crore registered vehicles, will be implemented by the year end.