Mandatory non renewal of 15-year-old govt. vehicles’ registration

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

The Centre on Monday issued a draft notification that proposes mandatory non-renewal of government vehicles’ registration which is 15 years old. The move is aimed at decongesting Indian roads of thousands of worn out government vehicles. It will also boost the automobile manufacturing sector which has been languishing in growth post covid.

This will be applicable from April 1, 2023, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said. Suggestions have been sought on the notification within 30 days, the ministry said.

Besides, it has been mandatory for buses and vehicles of corporations and the transport department to scrap vehicles older than 15 years.

Last week, Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari had said all vehicles belonging to the Central government that have completed 15 years will be scrapped, and a policy to that effect has been sent to states.

On September 14, the minister had announced plans of having at least three registered vehicle scrapping facilities in every district of the country.