ARAI: Developing Norms For ‘End of Life’ Vehicles

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The Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) is developing norms or standards for 'end of life' vehicles in India. The term 'end of life' indicate to vehicles which are over 15 years old and requires to be scrapped due to newer technologies which have made the vehicles obsolete.

Rashmi Urdhwareshe, director of ARAI said, they are working on standards and supporting the industry by standardising centers in multiple states where the ‘end of life' requirement could be met. The department of heavy industry (DHI) had announced earlier a policy and regulations in this regard.

In the effort towards cleaner vehicles, the scrapping of old vehicles brings the significance of the government policy towards global warming of pollution. The recent notification by the government in implementing the Bharat Stage VI emission norms across all categories of vehicles from 2020.

Many of the experts believe a cleaner environment is possible only when older vehicles which cause the most pollution are scrapped. At the event, Union minister for road transport and highways Mr. Nitin Gadkari said all subsidies for the scrapping of big vehicles like buses or commercial vehicles could reach Rs 2.5 lakh per vehicle.

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