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Old 29th February 2020, 22:38   #316
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Default Re: Proposal to ban 15 year old vehicles. EDIT: Concept paper released on page 18

Originally Posted by anjan_c2007 View Post
The scrapping policy is very much in process and may come up for Cabinet approval on any Wednesday, in the near future, when they usually approve major policy decisions.

Taking a cue from the Union Road Transport and Highways speech at a recent SIAM meeting he had said about the proposed new scrapping policy and the 'end of life' of 15 years suggested for all motor vehicles, amidst cheers from the captive audience of our carmakers, who went gaga and were overjoyed. It was like cullling of poultry when the Bird Flu epidemic is on the rise. . And here the Minister meant culling of 15 year plus old motor vehicles, as pollution and toxicity in the atmosphere are on the rise, solely due to the 15 year old plus motor vehicles, as per their skewed understanding. But have Delhi and the NCR been able to reduce pollution and smog and purify the air, after culling all 10 year old private diesel and 15 year old petrol engined cars ? The answer is "NO."

Back to the scrapping policy, when the draft was released for comments by the stakeholders and the public, it was entitled "Voluntary-Vehicle Fleet Modernisation Programme (V-VMP)'. No coercive measures were enumerated for privately owned, older vehicles. Only commercial vehicles were supposed to compulsorily have a "end of life", that would mean, these would be compulsorily scrapped. There are many associations and unions of commercial vehicle owners, and none of them have opposed such a measure.

My point is that can the government put in new clauses to amend and change the entire context, meaning, substance and implication of the draft V- VMP, a policy that has been put up on their website for comments by stakeholders and the public for one month ?

And can they change the name of the policy from V-VMP to Coercive- Compulsory Fleet Modernisation Programme ?
Thanks for your insight, I also see no point in banning old but good condition cars, government does not understand that people might have some nostalgic value attached to a vehicle and would never want to part with it. No where in the world cars are banned based just on age. Let's hope it's only limited to commercial vehicles.

PS. The weather in & around NCR is pretty clear these days, is the NGT ban responsible or is there something else?
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Old 30th October 2020, 12:03   #317
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Default Re: Proposal to ban 15 year old vehicles. EDIT: Concept paper released on page 18

Last post was in 2019. Any update this, please?
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