Chandigarh: The Haryana state government on Thursday said it will launch a vehicle scrapping policy that will offer incentives including a discount on registration fee for a new vehicle.
The five-year policy will be in line with the Government of India's Voluntary Vehicle Fleet Modernization Program to encourage scrapping of vehicles that have reached the critical age of 10 years for diesel vehicles and 15 years for diesel vehicles, in the case of petrol vehicles. An official statement said here.
The Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manohar Lal Khattar here approved the draft policy.
It added that under this policy, vehicles that have reached a critical age of 10 years for diesel-powered cars and 15 years for petrol-powered vehicles will be cancelled.
An incentive-based system will be introduced to facilitate the phase-out of unfit vehicles. In addition, he added, inhibitors will be used to use old, unfit vehicles, which is a costly affair.
It said exemption from the tax would be available to the extent of 10 per cent of the motor vehicle tax levied or 50 per cent of the destruction value as stated in the certificate of deposit whichever is less.
She added that the registration fee of up to 25 percent will be paid when registering a new car purchased on the basis of the certificate of deposit.
It added that after the critical age, vehicles would be charged a higher fitness fee under the Motor Central Rules.
The statement said environmental compensation fee and road hazard fee will be charged at the rate of Rs 1 per CC (cubic capacity) of a vehicle at the time of fitness test for vehicles that have completed a critical age, respectively. It said that all other transportation services like transfer, mortgage modification, NOC, etc. will be extended to age-critical vehicles at a rate of Rs 100 more than the rate for non-critical age vehicles.
She said the establishment of registered vehicle scrapping facilities will be encouraged through private investment only.
Meanwhile, the state government said the Department of Transportation will introduce the preferential registration number electronic auction system
The State Cabinet has been informed that it has put in place a system for assigning preferential registration marks (numbers) to non-transport vehicles through electronic auctions and transporting vehicles on a first-come, first-served basis and assigning regular registration marks to random. Generation using a computer system.
This will also help improve transparency in assigning preferred marks to the general public and will also help improve state finances in terms of fees and revenue that non-transportation vehicle owners will pay to obtain preferred registration marks online. He said.
Currently, registration marks (numbers) are assigned randomly through software on Parivahan portal, but to allocate preferential registration marks, the rules stipulate a first-come, first-served format.
Sometimes, on a specific date and time, more than one applicant applies for a specific preferential mark, which leads the staff to decide which applicant applied first and who can be assigned the mark.
This sometimes led to an awkward situation as both applicants raised their claim on the said number. Therefore, he said, it was decided to launch the online auction of the preferred brands.