Union road and transport minister Shree Nitin Gadkari has said that the government is going to set up a vehicle scrapping facility within 150km of each city. This will help India to scrap unfit and old vehicles as well as help India to become a vehicle scrapping hub in the world, especially in South Asia.
The vehicle scrapping policy was made by the government and approved by prime minister Narendra Modi the previous year. PM Modi has said that to scrap the unfit and unused vehicles the new vehicle scrapping policy will surely help the companies who want to open a scraping center.
While addressing an event Nitin Gadkari has told the new policy was designed in such a way it will attract international investors to set up their vehicle scrapping centers in India. In this way, the vision of the government to build a vehicle scraping center within 150 km of each city can be possible.
In that event, he has also mentioned that India has a huge potential to become a vehicle scraping hub in South Asia. This will help India to eliminate the old and unfit vehicles from the market and will help to add the new safe, fuel-efficient, and less polluting vehicles to the market quite easily.
He also added that India can also import old unfit vehicles from its neighboring countries like Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Srilanka for scrapping in our country. The recycling industry in India is providing more than 4 crore jobs directly or indirectly in our country and proper implementation of this policy will help to increase the jobs up to 5 crores by the end of 2025.