Tata Motors on Tuesday launched its first registered Re.Wi.Re (Recycle with Respect) vehicle scrapping facility (RVSF) in Jaipur. Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways inaugurated this facility which has a capacity of 15,000 vehicles per year.
The automaker claims this facility is capable of scrapping 15,000 vehicles every year. It follows world-class, eco-friendly scraping technology for safe and sustainable dismantling of end-of-life vehicles. It is equipped to scrap end-of-life passenger and commercial vehicles of all brands.
This facility is entirely digitalized for paperless operations and is apt for the safe dismantling of important components such as tyres, batteries, fuel, oils, liquids and gasses. The vehicles go through a strict documentation and dismantling process, curated individually for passenger and commercial vehicle requirements.
Apart from this, it also has dedicated stations for the safe scraping of the parts. However, the costs of vehicle scrapping at the facility has not been revealed yet and the timeline for when this facility will go operational is also not known.
The facility is developed and operated by Tata Motors’ partner Ganganagar Vaahan Udyog Pvt. Ltd. Tata Motors is the second auto manufacturer in India to launch its own dedicated vehicle scrapping facility after Maruti Suzuki. Vehicle Scrappage is mandated under the Motor Vehicle Act to remove polluting and old vehicles from the road.
Inaugurating this facility virtually, Nitin Gadkari said that the National Vehicle Scrappage Policy was introduced to promote the circular economy by creating an ecosystem to phase out unfit and polluting vehicles to achieve a lower carbon footprint in India and replacing them with greener and more fuel-efficient vehicles.
BENEFITS OF SCRAPPING OLD VEHICLES
If you scrap your old unfit vehicle under the scrappage policy of India, you can get a discount of 4% to 6% if and when you purchase a new vehicle.
There is registration fee waiver, road tax concession as high as 25% for non-commercial vehicles and 15% for commercial vehicles.
While buying a new vehicle, on presenting the Certificate of Deposit, you will get an additional discount of 5%. This discount is over and above the scrap discount.
DISBENEFIT OF OWNING OLD VEHICLE
If a commercial vehicle is older than 15 years, the charges for fitness test, the allotment of a Fitness Certificate will attract higher charges.
One has to bear high registration renewal fees, if a private vehicle is older than 15 years.
In addition to the road tax, following the policy outlines of the vehicle scrap policy 2021, a green cess of 10-15% will be levied on old vehicles.