India is ready to introduce Scrappage Policy to remove old and heavy pollution causing vehicles from the roads. This policy was announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the speech of Unium Budget 2021 on 1 February. At a time when pollution levels in the sub-continent are among the highest in the world, preparations have also begun in neighboring country Pakistan to get rid of old pollution-causing vehicles.
Pollution is at its highest level in many cities of India as well as in Pakistan. In such a situation now Pakistan is also preparing to follow in the footsteps of India and is thinking of implementing a scraping policy. In general, vehicles driven by petrol and diesel are considered to be the main causes of pollution, while electric vehicles are capable of reducing pollution. But experts believe that it will take time to fully electrify the auto sector. In such a situation, scraping policy is being seen as a better option.
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Indus Motor Company CEO Ali Asgar Jamali reportedly quoted SAMAA Money as saying, “If the idea behind promoting electric cars is to reduce carbon emissions then the scraping policy should be implemented before the electric vehicle policy.” ” Let me tell you, Indus Motor Company manufactures Toyota products in Pakistan.
Jamali also told the media, he believes, that Pakistan’s electric vehicle policy has been prepared in a hurry and it will take about 3 years to be fully clear. Pakistan automotive industry is demanding vehicle scraping policy in the country. This will remove old vehicles from the roads and will also increase the sales of new vehicles.
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In this case Mashood Ali Khan, former president of the Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts and Accessories Manufacturers (PAAPAM), told the Pakistan Tribune that, “We suggest that the Government of Pakistan initiate a comprehensive auto scrap policy, under which vehicles older than 15 years old Should be transported to rural areas and older vehicles should not be allowed to run on the roads of big cities, as this is necessary for the progress of our auto sector. ”
What is the plan in India: Under the scrapping policy, vehicles running in the country will have to undergo a fitness test as per schedule. According to this, personal vehicles will have to undergo fitness test after 20 years and commercial vehicles after 15 years. The fitness test of the old vehicles will be done in the automated centers, which will be constructed by the government soon. These centers will have a fitness test of vehicles where they will be given a certificate.