Vehicle Scrapping Policy

March 2021: Policy on Vehicles
Honourable Mr. Nitin Gadkari a few opinions on the Vehicle Policy:
*Wrt old vehicles: As a COLLECTIBLE, aesthetics is involved, you will have to consider the Heritage value of old collectible vehicles,
*If POLLUTION is your concern: Certificate of Pollution is to be checked: any (new included…!) vehicle could also be polluting if poorly maintained. Conversely, any old vehicle that is well maintained, will be well within pollution norms…!
*If POLLUTION is your concern: Contemplate (seriously…) to ban the CONVOY of vehicles following and leading the vehicles of VIPs and VVIPs (there could be nothing better than a personal example set by you…!)
*If INDUSTRY is your concern: you are badly skewed and not INCLUSIVE in your approach…there are many users who have single cars (I would say FAMILY CARS…) for several decades, and which do not need replacement,
*If you say that Old-vehicle owners have to pay a hefty price for re-registration, you are irrational: On the other hand the Old-vehicle owners, maintaining their vehicles properly should be encouraged with INCENTIVES…!
*If you think SAFETY is the issue, you do have a point, then, SAFETY MEASURES need to be implemented in OLD vehicles, as possible technically,
*If you think SAFETY is the issue, you still do have a point, RECKLESS DRIVING needs to be checked: A multitude of drivers have NO OR POOR DRIVING ETIQUETTE…!
In conclusion, it may not be wise to “Throw the Baby out with the Bathwater…”!
===== more  

Very valid opinions. May one add, that 22 years back, before dieselisation of cars by manufacturers, cleverly using heavy subsidy on diesel, a fuel essentially meant for trucks and tractors, as seems the reason, set the race towards seeking profits through higher sales, with environment being ignored. Can we trust private sector companies in being environmentally conscious! Diesel, after all, is highly polluting, as even the pollution under control certificate allows far more laxirt, 24 times than petrol! Earlier, petrol was the only option available, and just as well, being much cleaner burning. Even the multipoint fuel injection engines run only on petrol. Therefore, a calibrated approach needed considering the fuels. more  
Post a Comment

Related Posts

    • Travel in well ventilated vehicles

      Attached Study that looks at PM2.5 (particulate matter) as an indicator of air pollution finds that traveling in well-ventilated vehicles such as auto-rickshaws might not be good from a pollution s...

      By Vinita Agrawal
    • Air Quality and Pollution In India

      The annual government rating exercise is asking if pollution and air quality improvements were worked upon and improved in last 1 year. I urge all members to give their honest rating. Pl...

      By Vinita Agrawal

      In any locality, the streets and buildings are littered with cris-cross cable and wire lines. These are mostly done by Internet service providers in order to give connection. But when a servi...

    • Scrapping not the ok for ordinary citizens

      Scrapping commercial vehicles is fine but forcing ordinary citizens who have bought a four wheeler after lots of effort cannot be asked to scrap their vehicle and buy a new one. It also not ok to a...

      By Kiron Rao
    • Vehicle Scrapping Policy

      I agree folks let us escalate this. Old cars should not be scrapped based on age but based on kilometers. We have lots of people esp senior citizens who have a small car for around the h...

      By Vinita Agrawal
    • Straw into Gold

      Burning of stubble is our biggest problem in Delhi and north India leading to major pollution and health crisis and we suffer each year. Govts fail. Talk and do nothing. See below how fa...

      By Vinita Agrawal
    • Govt approach must be reversed

      As ET wrote, The government must be criticised for agreeing to demands that risk public health but the blame lies with the protesting farmers and their supporters as well, who make demands that dep...

      By Shikha Chhabra
    • Air pollution caused 17.8% deaths of India

      In 2019, deaths attributable to air pollution in India accounted for 17·8% of the total deaths in the country. The associated economic impact could impede India's aspiration to be a $5 trill...

      By Vinita Agrawal
    • Reforms needed in SPCB to reduce pollution

      Excerpt from Indian Express newspaper yesterday. State Pollution Control Boards need funding, resources and to be a higher priority for the State Govt. They are currently short on all fronts and it...

      By Garima Sharma
    • Ridiculous decision to ban bursting of crackers during festival of Diwali.

      I disagree with the total ban on crackers. Limitations could have been imposed by prescribing time window for bursting crackers. The decision to ban crackers till end November is totally unfair and...

      By Basant Maheshwari
    • Crackers ban

      Class opposing ban must be from neo rich affluent with link with leaders & ministers. this reflects that they have all means of controlling pollution level by using appliances like AIR Purifier...

      By Vijay Agarwal
Enter your email and mobile number and we will send you the instructions

Note - The email can sometime gets delivered to the spam folder, so the instruction will be send to your mobile as well

All My Circles
Invite to
(Maximum 500 email ids allowed.)