Preparation to scrap 80 lakh vehicles in Karnataka

In order to reduce pollution in the country, the number of states is increasing the number of states implementing the policy of scrapping old vehicles of the Central Government. The Government of Karnataka has decided to implement the Vehicle Scrappage Policy. Out of about 2.8 crore vehicles registered in the state, about 80 lakh vehicles are 15 years old or older.

The state government has planned to reduce the pollution by scrapping the registration of old vehicles. Bangalore, which is called the IT hub, has about one crore vehicles. Of these, 29 lakh were 15 years or older by March this year. Transport department is policy It will be presented before the State Cabinet before implementing it. The policy proposes to deregister private vehicles older than 20 years and commercial vehicles older than 15 years. The state transport department said that states have the freedom to make rules related to this policy.

After the presentation of the policy before the Karnataka cabinet, information about incentives such as road tax exemption for those who buy new vehicles by getting rid of old vehicles will be given. Old vehicles will be scrapped at authorized centres. People giving their old vehicles for scrapping voluntarily will get exemption from road tax on production of documents related to scrapping. The Transport Department is preparing to start vehicle scrapping centers in the state soon.

In an effort to reduce pollution, the Maharashtra government recently decided to buy or rent only electric vehicles. Now only electric vehicles will be bought or rented for the use of state government and urban bodies. Earlier in the capital Delhi also to encourage electric vehicles. measures has been announced. The Delhi government has allowed vehicles with diesel engines older than 10 years to be converted into electric vehicles. With this, the decision to ban these diesel engined vehicles will be avoided. According to the orders issued by the National Green Tribunal in 2015 and the Supreme Court in 2018, vehicles with diesel engines older than 10 years and petrol engines older than 15 years cannot be driven in Delhi-NCR. Pollution is a big problem in Delhi-NCR. <!–

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