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Updated on Oct 31, 2022
Did you know that cars older than 15 years cannot be used anymore? Yes, you read that absolutely right! Is your car nearing 15 years? Well, you can transfer it to a new state for a re-registration but the process is going to be lengthy and you will be hassled for sure. The second option that you can try is scraping the car. Sounds good? Let us today talk about scraping old cars.
Scrapping in India is not at all organized as compared to the sale of used cars. As the cars get older, they start actively contributing to increasing the pollution level. Lately, a National Green Tribunal order was passed which banned cars that are older than 15 years in the national capital. The Regional Transport Offices (RTOs) have also put an end to re-registering these old cars and rather they check the fitness of the vehicles.
So, now what do the car owners do with their vehicles that are older than 15 years?
If you own a car that has already completed its 15 years, you can either sell it or transfer the vehicle to a neighboring state. And if you are choosing the transfer to some other state option, you need to do it before the Registration Certificate (RC) expires. If you fail to do so, the RTO will not renew the Registration Certificate if the car is more than 15 years old.
As you transfer the car to a different state, the vehicle will then be re-registered at a new RTO. This registration will have to be then updated in the records of the previous RTO. Not doing so may result in the car being used for illegal reasons and activities. And if you neither want to sell the car nor want to transfer it to another state, you can then opt for car scrapping.
Transferring your car to a different state can be full of hassles. This is why many people choose to scrap their cars. Scrapping old model cars is a safe option. This means the car will be chopped into small pieces and then it will be taken for recycling. Doing this ensures that the vehicle cannot be used for any illegal activities.
Here are some of the things that you need to know about the scrapping process:
The scrap policy in India as per RTO rules is mentioned herein below:
The traffic police and the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) will send a diligence report to the RTO and then the documents will be verified. Verification is also carried out for maintaining records at the RTO office about the sale or purchase of the vehicle. If all the records are satisfactory, the RTO will deregister the car.
While going for car scrapping, you should update your insurer about it. The insurance policy for the vehicle will be canceled by the insurance provider.
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