The state government has come up with a plan to reduce pollution by deregistration of old vehicles and scrapping them. There are about one crore vehicles in Bengaluru, which is called the IT hub. Of these, 29 lakh were 15 years or older by March this year. Transport Department is Policy The state will present it before the cabinet before implementing it. In this policy, it has been proposed to de-register private vehicles older than 20 years and commercial vehicles older than 15 years. The state’s transport department said that the states are free to make rules related to this policy.
Incentives such as road tax exemption for those who get rid of old vehicles and buy new vehicles will be announced after the policy is presented to the Karnataka cabinet. Old vehicles will be scrapped at authorized centres. Those who voluntarily give their old vehicles for scrapping will get exemption from road tax on showing documents related to scrapping. The Transport Department is preparing to start vehicle scrapping centers in the state soon.
In an effort to reduce pollution, the Maharashtra government recently decided to buy or rent only electric vehicles. Now only electric vehicles will be bought or taken on rent for the use of state government and urban bodies. Earlier, measures have been announced to encourage electric vehicles in the capital Delhi as well. The Delhi government has allowed diesel engine vehicles older than 10 years to be converted into electric vehicles. This will avoid the decision of ban on these diesel engine vehicles. Under the orders issued by the National Green Tribunal in 2015 and the Supreme Court in 2018, vehicles with diesel engines older than 10 years and petrol engines older than 15 years cannot be driven in Delhi-NCR. Pollution is a big problem in Delhi-NCR.
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