The commercial vehicles ending their 20-year run by April 2020 will not be allowed on the road as they will be de-registered automatically and deemed illegal
The Indian government has planned to make the lifespan of any commercial vehicle last only until twenty years. The new move will have huge implications on the soaring pollution level the country has been facing for a long while as old vehicles emit more pollutants than the newer ones.
The decision will come into effect from the end of this decade and the CVs under such ban will include buses, trucks of all capacity, taxis, three wheelers and others that were registered before the turn of this millennium.
The commercial vehicles ending their 20-year run by April 2020 will not be allowed on the road as they will be de-registered automatically and deemed illegal. Another significant impact from the new move is that private vehicles have been exempted.
Coming in the list are cars and two-wheelers and they should be properly certified with the latest emission compliance. A recent study divulged MHCVs of over 15 years of existence on road causing 34 percent of total pollution.
MHCVs contribute to 2.5 percent of the country’s total motor vehicles with 60 percent of air pollution. Government will be luring the owners with incentives for scrappage and cash discounts. It will benefit the auto manufacturers as well as the vehicle owners and will significantly reduce the carbon emission level.
It will reportedly generate a total of Rs. 11,500 crore of steel crap across the country and the state governments can earn up to Rs. 10,000 crore while the central government is credited by Rs. 4,000 crore. Incentives on commercial vehicles in the initial phase of the scrappage policy will also be attractive.