Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said that all vehicles of the Government of India or its undertakings will become junk after 15 years and will not ply on the roads. He said that the state governments should also phase out all those buses, trucks and cars that come under their purview and which are 15 years old.
Gadkari was quoted by news agency ANI as saying, “Vehicles of the Government of India or Government of India Undertakings will have to be scrapped after 15 years, will not ply on the roads. Government of India has sent this policy to all the states. State governments should also phase out buses, trucks and cars that are more than 15 years old in their departments.
The development comes a day after Gadkari approved four-laning of the Bhiwani-Hansi road section of NH-148B under the Bharatmala project in Haryana with a budget outlay of Rs 1,322.13 crore. Gadkari said that the development of the road section would also improve the overall efficiency of long distance traffic and freight movement which would ensure smooth and safe traffic flow.
He said that this would reduce travel time and reduce Vehicle Operating Cost (VOC) along with giving a boost to infrastructure in Haryana.
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