Maruti and Toyota have jointly installed a vehicle recycling unit in Sector-80 of Noida, which will be launched today.
To make scrap vehicles, Maruti Suzuki and Toyota Tusho Group have jointly set up the country’s first unit in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari is coming to Sector-80, Noida at 11 am today to inaugurate the scrapping recycling unit.
Gadkari had announced scrap policy in 2019
In the year-2019, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari had said that the Union Cabinet would soon decide on the proposed vehicle junk policy. After this, this policy was also approved by the Ministry of Finance. Under the same policy, an agreement was signed between Maruti and Toyota on 6 November 2019 to install this unit. Both the companies have 50-50 per cent stake in setting up this unit. This unit will convert vehicles that have completed their time period into junk or scrap. Both the companies have formed this unit by forming Maruti Suzuki Toyotsu India Private Limited Venture.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari had brought the vehicle scrap policy in the Parliament.
Capacity to cut two thousand vehicles every month
This process will involve complete management of solid and liquid waste in accordance with Indian laws and globally recognized quality and environmental norms, said a joint statement issued by Maruti Suzuki Toyotsu India. Initially, the Noida unit will convert 2,000 vehicles into junk every month. In this way, this unit will make about 24 thousand vehicle scrap in a year. Later its capacity can be increased. After Noida, preparations are being made to set up such units in other cities of the country. Apart from automobile dealers, this unit will also buy scrap vehicles directly from customers.
What happens in recycling?
Scraping is the process of separating old and unsafe cars from the road. In this, the useful components/parts of the cars are separated, so that they can be used again. The main component in this is steel. Battery, metal, oil, coolant are destroyed according to global environment standard as they cannot be reused. Customers who opt for this option also get a fair value for their vehicle. Apart from this, after scrapping the car, a destruction certificate is also issued to the customer, which can be used for de-registration of his vehicle at the transport office.
Preparation of Mahindra’s Plant in Greater Noida
Mahindra & Mahindra has also announced to set up a recycling plant in Greater Noida in 2019 to dispose of junk vehicles. Mahindra & Mahindra plans to set up this plant through its subsidiary Mahindra Acelo and has tied up with public sector company MSTC for this.
What is the purpose of the government behind all this?
Preparation of biggest unit in Ahmedabad
Tata Motors has recently tied up with the Gujarat government to set up a scrap hub in Ahmedabad. In this center, 36,000 vehicles will be recycled annually. This will include both private and commercial vehicles.