The plant will have a capacity of scrapping 35,000 vehicles per annum.
Tata Motors and the Maharashtra government have inked an MoU (memorandum of understanding) to establish a registered vehicle scrapping facility (RVSF) in the state. The projected scrappage facility will be able to recycle up to 35,000 end-of-life passenger and commercial vehicles each year.
- Tata to set up Maharashtra scrapping centre, in association with a partner
- Plant to be capable of recycling 35,000 vehicles annually
In the presence of Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, the MoU was recently signed at the Conference on Investment Opportunities in Highway, Transport, and Logistics in Mumbai. The Industries, Energy, and Labour Department of the Maharashtra government will help with the necessary approvals.
The scrapping centre will be built up by Tata Motors in collaboration with a partner. Scrapping vehicles responsibly is expected to have a number of advantages, including lower import bills for scrap and crude oil, more job opportunities for MSMEs, a possible increase in new vehicle sales for carmakers, encouraging consumers to buy safer and cleaner vehicles, and preserving the environment.
“Besides the well-known benefits that appropriate vehicle scrapping offers – boosting the setup of a circular economy,” Girish Wagh, executive director, Tata Motors, said of the signing of the MoU with the Maharashtra government, “this initiative will also help in reiterating our commitment to strengthen our leadership in the sustainable mobility space.” On this project, we are honoured to collaborate with policymakers.”
Vehicle scrapping centres in India
Tata Motors and the Gujarat government inked an MoU earlier this year to establish a scrapping facility in Ahmedabad.
In November, Maruti Suzuki and Toyota Tsusho Group opened a vehicle disassembly and recycling centre in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. After Mahindra Cero, the Maruti-Toyota group is the only corporation in the country with a functioning scrapping facility.
India currently has six of the top ten polluting cities in the world and is one of the top five polluting countries. Setting up vehicle scrapping centres is a critical step in getting outdated and polluting vehicles off our roads, especially in cities like Mumbai and Delhi, where vehicles contribute about 15-30% of air pollution (PM2.5 and PM10 levels).