Delhi moves to scrap vehicles older than 15 years from next year

Under the ‘Delhi Scrapping of Vehicles Rules, 2018’, all impounded vehicles, including two-wheelers, will be sent directly to empanelled scrap dealers for dismantling and owners will be paid a scrapping charge.

Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: All vehicles that are more than 15 years old will be impounded and sent to scrap dealers for dismantling, according to newly drafted Delhi government rules that aim to make the Capital the first Indian city with an “end of vehicle life” policy.  Under the ‘Delhi Scrapping of Vehicles Rules, 2018’, all impounded vehicles, including two-wheelers, will be sent directly to empanelled scrap dealers for dismantling and owners will be paid a scrapping charge, which has not yet been defined.

The enforcing agencies will be the Delhi traffic police, the municipal corporations and the transport department. If the vehicle owner does not come forward, the impounded vehicle shall be scrapped through an authorized scrap dealer and the value will then be credited to the government account.

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