Govt nod to vehicle scrappage policy likely soon: Nitin Gadkari
Nitin Gadkari said once the scrappage policy is approved, India will become a automobile hub and there will also be reduction in the prices of automobiles.
On July 26, 2019, the government proposed amendments to motor vehicle norms to allow scrapping of vehicles older than 15 years in a bid to spur adoption of electrical vehicles. "We have submitted the proposal and I am expecting that we will get approval as early as possible for the scrapping policy," the Road Transport and Highways Minister said.
The policy is for scrapping of vehicles which are more that 15 years old and includes cars, trucks and buses, the Minister said addressing the "Atmanirbhar Bharat Innovation Challenge 2020-21" event. Gadkari''s remarks come amid reports that the upcoming budget may unveil the vehicle scrappage policy that aims to boost automobile demand by phasing out old and polluting vehicles.
A final call in this regard, however, will be taken by the Prime Minister''s Office. The PMO had earlier sent the proposed policy for a fresh round of consultation with stakeholders.
Gadkari said once the policy is approved, India will become a automobile hub and there will also be reduction in the prices of automobiles. He said recycled material from old vehicles will help reduce the prices.