KSRTC gets nod to set up vehicle scrapping centre, expects to raise revenue

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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala government has granted permission to KSRTC to set up the state’s first vehicle scrapping unit on its own or under Private-Public Partnership model. Old vehicles can be dismantled from April 1 based on the guidelines of the union government.

As per the vehicle scrappage policy, commercial vehicles older than 15 years and private cars older than 20 years have to be dis enrolled. The efficiency of the vehicles will be checked with the aid of a mechanised system. The vehicles which fail in these efficiency tests will be scrapped.

The expiry of all government vehicles has been fixed at 15 years. According to reports, over 22 lakhs of old vehicles have to be scrapped soon in the state. It includes 2506 government vehicles.

KSRTC considers the project as a potential endeavour for income generation. The dismantled parts of the vehicles will be handed over to iron manufacturing companies to recycle and reuse.

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