Noida: Old vehicles are now to be seized in Noida area from February 1, 2023 on the basis of their registration older than 15 years for petrol engine and 10 years for diesel engine. The decision came from the administration recently. Earlier from October 1, 2022, the Transport Department already started cancelling the registration for vehicles which are over 15 years with petrol engine and 10 years for diesel engine . Now, a special campaign will be run by the transport department which will allow the confiscation of those vehicles from February 2023. The said decision has been taken due to people not showing interest and respecting the scrappage policy announced by the government for those old vehicles. Six teams have been constituted by the Transport Department to seize such old vehicles.
The scrappage policy was brought by the government in the year 2021 with the purpose of controlling the old vehicles on the road. According to the policy, one can use their private cars on the road only for 20 years whereas commercial vehicles can run for just 15 years only. Under the policy, the purpose is to cancel the registration of 20-year-old private vehicles and 15 years of commercial vehicles.
After the order of NGT, notably, the transport department has cancelled the registration of 1,19612 vehicles in Gautam Budh Nagar which are fifteen years old. From February 1, 2023, a special campaign will be launched to confiscate vehicles older than 15 years, if they are seen anywhere.
The vehicles that will be confiscated in the district are with numbers starting from UP 16 to UP 16Z. Some of these vehicles also belong to government departments. The seized vehicles will be kept in the dumping park. The scrap centre for seized vehicles will also start by the end of February. According to the Assistant Divisional Transport Officer, two months' notice has been issued to all vehicles older than fifteen years. Such vehicle owners are exempted under the Scrappage policy or can take NOC from the Transport Department to take the vehicle to other districts. This has been done due to a lack of interest in the Scrap policy on the part of such vehicle owners.