PM Modi launches Vehicle Scrappage Policy today, know what is it, and the key factors related

Publish Date: 13 Aug, 2021 |

Vehicle Scrappage Policy:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi while starting the Vehicle Scrapping Policy on Friday stated that the policy is another significant step towards the nation’s development. During the launch of the Vehicle Scrappage Policy, PM Modi also offered and the youths and startups of the country to join the initiative. 

A tweet by PM Modi in relation to the Vehicle Scrapping Policy read, “The launch of Vehicle Scrappage Policy today is a significant milestone in India’s development journey. The Investors Summit in Gujarat for setting up vehicle scraping infrastructure opens a new range of possibilities. I would request our youth and start-ups to join this program.”

Adding further, PM Modi said that the vehicle Scrappage Policy will help in disposing of the unfit and polluting vehicles in an eco-friendly manner. 

What is the Vehicle Scrapping Policy?

The Vehicle Scrappage Policy launched by PM Modi on 13th August 2021 aims to create an ecosystem for disposing of unfit and polluting vehicles in an eco-friendly manner. 

The policy focuses on creating an automated scrapping infrastructure with testing stations and registered vehicle scrapping facilities all across India.

Actions towards vintage cars under the Scrapping policy:

As stated by Union minister Nitin Gadkari, the vintage cars, for now, will be exempted from the policy, and separate guidelines will be added later to formulate and regulate such cars.

Guidelines of the Vehicle Scrappage policy: 

As stated by Nitin Gadkari, commercial vehicles older than 15 years, and personal vehicles older than 20 years will be considered for scrapping if they fail to pass the scrappage test.  

The mandatory testing aiming at fuel efficiency and cleaner emissions of commercial vehicles will be done from April 2023, while for other categories, in a systematic manner will be from June 2024. For vehicles owned by the government and allied institutions and PSUs, it will be done from April 2022.


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