Over 22 lakh vehicles to go off Odisha roads if Centre implements 15-yr-old policy


Bhubaneswar: Over 22 lakh old vehicles of different categories will be taken of the roads in Odisha if the policy to scarp 15-years-old vehicles is implemented by the Centre, State Commerce and Transport Minister Padmanabha Behera informed the Assembly on Thursday.

“There are a total of 22,09,573 vehicles older than 15 years in the State. Out of it, 11,43,026 vehicles are plying,” said Behera in a written reply to MLA Mohan Charan Majhi’s query.

The Minister said if the Centre’s policy to scrap vehicles older than 15 years comes into force, as many as 22,09,573 vehicles of various categories will go off the roads in the State.

As a result, motor vehicle revenue will be affected, added the Minister.

Of the total 22,09,573 vehicles, 11,43,026 have completed more than 15 years while fitness certificate (FC) of 10,66,547 vehicles older than 15-years have been expired, added the Minister.

The Transport Ministry has recently proposed amendments to Motor vehicle norms to allow scrapping of vehicles older than 15 years in a bid to spur adoption of electrical vehicles.


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