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VEHICLE SCRAPPING POLICY

VEHICLE SCRAPPING POLICY

Context

Recently, the Union Road and Transport Minister announced the Vehicle Scrapping Policy in the Lok Sabha.

Details

  • It was first announced in the Union Budget for 2021-22.
  • The policy is estimated to cover 51 lakh Light Motor Vehicles (LMVs) that are above 20 years of age and another 34 lakh LMVs above 15 years of age.
  • It aims to reduce the population of old and defective vehicles, bringing down vehicular air pollutants, improving road and vehicular safety.
  • Old vehicles will have to pass a fitness test before re-registration and as per the policy government commercial vehicles more than 15 years old and private vehicles which are over 20 years old will be scrapped.
  • LMV-TR (Light Motor Vehicle—Transport) — for commercial transportation including light goods carrier. 'LMV (Light Motor Vehicle)' — including cars, jeeps, taxis, delivery vans.

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