The Bihar government has issued a directive to scrap government vehicles that are more than 15 years old. The Secretary of the department, Sanjay Kumar Agarwal, has issued a letter to all departments, top officials, and law enforcement agencies regarding the scrapping process.

The directive also includes privately-owned vehicles within its purview and provides detailed guidelines for the scrapping process, including eligibility criteria and the buying and selling process. It has been estimated that more than 2000 vehicles will be scrapped through registered vehicle scrapping facilities.

Furthermore, the government has initiated the process of e-auctioning these vehicles through a portal. After the vehicles have been scrapped, a certificate will be issued by the district transport officer or the assistant district transport officer, which will entitle the owner to a discount on the purchase of a new vehicle.

Moreover, the individuals with pending dues on the scrapped vehicles will also receive discounts. This move by the Bihar government aligns with the initiatives to modernize the vehicle fleet and mitigate environmental impact. The scrapping of old vehicles will not only lead to the addition of newer and eco-friendly vehicles on the road but also contribute to the reduction of vehicular pollution.

Hence, the government’s decision to scrap old vehicles is a step in the right direction towards promoting sustainability and environmental conservation in Bihar. It will not only lead to a reduction in pollution levels but also encourage the use of more fuel-efficient and eco-friendly vehicles on the roads.

Sonu Roy is originally a resident of Samastipur district of Bihar, has been working as a writer in digital journalism for the last 4 years. In his career of 4 years, he has good experience from politics, automobile, motivation, sports to technology field.