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Government wants to set up vehicle scrapping centers within 150 km from city centres: Gadkari

New Delhi, May 7 (PTI) Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday said he wants to develop at least one vehicle scraping (junk) center within a radius of 150 km from each city centre.

Speaking at an event here, Gadkari said the country has the potential to become the vehicle scrapping hub of the entire South Asia region. The National Vehicle Scrappage Policy is an important initiative for the Indian Transport and Sustainability Sector and through this, old and obsolete vehicles will be replaced by new and less polluting vehicles in a phased manner.

“My aim is to set up a vehicle scrapping center within a radius of 150 km from all city centres,” Gadkari said at an event organized on Friday. Centers can be opened which will have the right to deregister the vehicle.

He said that the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has formulated the Vehicle Scrap Policy in such a way that investors of all types and sizes will get an opportunity to come and open junk hubs.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while launching the National Vehicle Scapage Policy in August last year, had said that through this, obsolete and polluting vehicles will be taken out of operation.

Gadkari said at the event, “India can become the hub of vehicle scrapping in the entire South Asia region. We can import used vehicles from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka for scrapping in our country.

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