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Union road transport ministry Nitin Gadkari approved a proposal of levying tax from personal vehicles that are older than 15 years. (ANI)

Over 4 crore vehicles on Indian roads are older than 15 years, says Centre

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2021 12:08 PM IST
Karnataka has 70 lakh vehicles older than 15 years, the highest in the country.
New Delhi, June 01 (ANI): Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari brief the press on cabinet decisions in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI Photo) (ANI)
New Delhi, June 01 (ANI): Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari brief the press on cabinet decisions in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI Photo) (ANI)

Government announces details of vehicle scrappage policy

By Anisha Dutta, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2021 12:34 AM IST
The minister said the policy would cover an estimated 51 lakh light motor vehicles (LMVs) that are above 20 years of age and another 34 lakh LMVs above 15 years of age
Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Nitin Gadkari interacts with media. (PTI File Photo)
Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Nitin Gadkari interacts with media. (PTI File Photo)

Junk your old car, get 5% rebate from automakers on new purchase: Gadkari

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 10:29 PM IST
Nitin Gadkari said, automated fitness tests will be set up under public private partnership (PPP) mode while the government will assist private partners and state governments for scrapping centres.
“This will help in encouraging fuel efficient, environment friendly vehicles, thereby reducing vehicular pollution and oil import bill.,” FM Nirmala Sitharaman said in her budget speech.(HT Photo)
“This will help in encouraging fuel efficient, environment friendly vehicles, thereby reducing vehicular pollution and oil import bill.,” FM Nirmala Sitharaman said in her budget speech.(HT Photo)

Centre launches voluntary vehicle scrappage policy

By Anisha Dutta, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2021 01:49 AM IST
The vehicle scrapping policy aims to take old, polluting vehicles off the roads and send them to the scrapyard.
The industry body also raised concerns over the increase in customs duty on certain imported vehicle components, saying it could lead to increase in production cost of automobiles(Reuters file photo)
The industry body also raised concerns over the increase in customs duty on certain imported vehicle components, saying it could lead to increase in production cost of automobiles(Reuters file photo)

Budget 2021: Fitness test of old vehicles should take place at earlier intervals

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 09:09 PM IST
  • "While SIAM awaits the details of the vehicle scrappage scheme, it hopes and requests that fitness testing and certification should be much earlier and at frequent intervals to ensure safety, environment friendliness and fuel saving," SIAM President Kenichi Ayukawa said in a statement.
The Union road transport and highways ministry’s ambitious vehicle scrapping policy, which proposed a mandatory cap of 20 years on the life of all commercial vehicles starting in 2020, has hit a roadblock.(Sakib Ali /HT Photo)
The Union road transport and highways ministry’s ambitious vehicle scrapping policy, which proposed a mandatory cap of 20 years on the life of all commercial vehicles starting in 2020, has hit a roadblock.(Sakib Ali /HT Photo)

Government’s plan to scrap old, polluting vehicles runs into roadblock

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Moushumi Das Gupta
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2018 11:40 PM IST
The vehicle scrapping policy, which was aimed at reducing pollution, was welcomed by vehicle makers because it meant more sales for them.
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