Today on 13th August PM Narendra Modi has announced the new scrappage policy in today’s Gujrat Investor summit which will be dealing with a phase-out plan for any unfit and polluting vehicle in an environment-friendly manner. And to facilitate this policy, the government has also planned on making Automated Testing Stations and Registered Vehicle Scrapping facilities around the country.
According to the message tweeted out by PM Narendra Modi “The launch of Vehicle Scrappage Policy today is a significant milestone in India’s development journey. The Investor Summit in Gujarat for setting up vehicle scrapping infrastructure opens a new range of possibilities. I would request our youth & start-ups to join this programme.”
Further adding to the above statement, he also said “Vehicle scrapping will help phase out unfit and polluting vehicles in an environment-friendly manner. Our aim is to create a viable #circulareconomy and bring value for all stakeholders while being environmentally responsible.”
This scrappage policy we be taking into effect from 1 April 2023 however in a phased manner in which since 1 April 2023, only heavy vehicles will be liable for this fitness test while the rest of the vehicles will be going through the test starting 1st June 2024.
According to the old policy, RCs of private vehicles were meant to expire after 15 years while these dates stood at 10 years for commercial vehicles. However, according to the new policy, the car whose RC has been expired can take a fitness test which will examine the polluting condition of the car after that period. If the car is deemed unfit, then no new RC will be issued for that vehicle and according to law driving without or with expired RC is considered illegal on Indian roads. But if you pass the test then a 5-year RC will be issued in the favour and will be going for a recheck after the period ends.
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