New registered facility to be opened in Ahmedabad; will recycle 36,000 vehicles per year.
Tata and the Gujarat government have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to set up a Registered Vehicle Scrapping Facility (RVSF) in Ahmedabad. The carmaker will set up the scrapping centre in association with a partner.
Capacity to process 36,000 vehicles annually
Will follow guidelines laid down by ARAI and CPCB
The facility will cater to end-of-life passenger and commercial vehicles and will be compliant with the latest scrappage policy of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), and vehicle dismantling guidelines of ARAI and Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). The facility will have the capacity to recycle up to 36,000 vehicles a year.
The MoU was signed at the Investor Summit in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, in presence of the Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari; Chief Minister of Gujarat, Vijay Rupani and other delegates from government of Gujarat and government of India.
The Ports and Transport Department will support in facilitating the necessary approvals as per the rules and regulations of the state government and the MoRTH’s draft vehicle scrappage policy.
Commenting on the partnership, Girish Wagh, Executive Director & President – Commercial Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors, said, “Appropriate scrapping of end-of-life vehicles will have sustained benefits for the ecosystem stakeholders and the environment alike. The scrappage policy by the MoRTH is a welcome move and a step in the right direction to promote safer and cleaner vehicles in India, and it is a crucial step in building a circular economy. As a responsible corporate, Tata Motors is committed to a sustainable future and look forward to support this initiative through this association with the government of Gujarat.”