Over 20 lakh vehicles including 12.99 lakh two-wheelers to be scrapped in Odisha by Mar 15

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government will scrap more than 20 lakh vehicles by March 15 as a part of its Vehicle Scrapping Policy, informed Transport Minister Tukuni Sahu in the Assembly today.

A total of 20,39,500 vehicles which are older than 15 years and lack fitness will be scrapped. These vehicles include 12,99,351 two-wheelers.

The state currently has 80,20,500 vehicles having fitness, said Minister Sahu while replying to an Unstarred Question by BJP MLA Kusum Tete.

This policy aimed at reducing vehicular pollution recommends mandatory scrapping of over 15-year-old vehicles at the scrapping centre. The owners will also get incentives to buy new vehicles.

As per the policy guidelines, the vehicles which have not renewed their Certificate of Registration, not been granted a certificate of fitness, outlived their utility, vehicles that are 15 years old and above, owned by the government agencies/autonomous councils, etc. will be scrapped at designated RVSF centres.

Against a scrapped vehicle, if the owner wants to purchase a similar type of vehicle, the government will provide concession in the motor vehicle tax.

The government will provide a scrap value of 6 per cent of the ex-showroom price against the new vehicle purchased by the owner.

Under the policy, the state will also offer incentives to the investors, who will set up Registered Vehicle Scrapping Facilities (RVSF) in Odisha.

The Registered Vehicle Scrapping Facilities will be treated as industrial units and IDCO will provide industrial lands to the investors as per the industrial policy guidelines.

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