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Government vehicles older than 15 years will not ply on the roads from April

More than nine lakh vehicles older than 15 years of the central and state governments will be taken off the roads from April 1. New vehicles will take their place. These will also include buses of Transport Corporations and Public Sector Undertakings which are more than 15 years old. These vehicles will be scrapped. In the last year’s budget, a 25 per cent rebate in road tax was provided by the states and union territories on new vehicles purchased after scrapping the old vehicles. This policy came into effect from April last year.

Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari told that the government is promoting ethanol, methanol, bio-CNG and bio-LNG and electric vehicles Taking measures to increase the use of He said, “We have given approval for scrapping of more than nine lakh government vehicles that are more than 15 years old. This will remove polluting cars and buses from the roads and replace them with new vehicles that use alternative fuels. There will be a significant reduction.”

“After completion of 15 years from the initial registration of such vehicle, it shall be disposed of through a registered vehicle scrapping center as per the Motor Vehicles Rules,” said the notification issued by the government. Last year, Gadkari had said that he plans to set up at least one automobile scrapping center within a radius of 150 km from every city. He said that the country has the potential to become the vehicle scrapping hub of the South Asian region.

Sales of Electric Vehicles (EV) are increasing in the country. in the capital in december EV sold a record 7,046 units. This is an increase of 86 per cent over the same month last year. Since the implementation of the EV policy in Delhi, 93,239 EVs have been registered. Two-wheelers accounted for more than 54 percent of the total sales of electric vehicles. The sale of electric vehicles in the capital in December is the highest ever monthly sales across all states and union territories. There are around 2,300 charging points and around 200 battery replacement stations in Delhi. Due to the EV policy of the Delhi government, the sale of these vehicles has increased in the capital. Under this policy, incentives are made available to EV buyers and other stakeholders.


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