Manipur Transport Minister Khashim Vashum on Wednesday said there are a total of 1,10,674 vehicles, including 6,965 diesel vehicles and 1,03,709 petrol vehicles that have crossed 15 years, as per data collected from VAHAN. However, scrapping of vehicles depends on the fitness of the vehicle issued by the authority concerned, the minister said .
He was informing the House responding to the starred question raised by opposition MLA K Ranjit Singh, on the second day of the third session of the 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly session on Wednesday.
Seeking information through the assembly floor, opposition MLA K Ranjit Singh asked how many vehicles (diesel and petrol vehicles) are there in the state that have crossed 15 years, the validity of a vehicle to be scrapped, and how many vehicles are running in the state by January 2023.
Responding to the starred question, the transport minister informed the House that as per VAHAN data, there are 1,10,674 vehicles including 6,965 diesel vehicles and 1,03,709 petrol vehicles that have crossed 15 years. For the scrapping of the vehicle, it depends on the fitness of the vehicle not in years, he added.
For privately owned vehicles the validity of the vehicles can be extended for about 5 more years if the vehicle has a fitness certificate, he added.
He said according to section 52A of Central Motor Vehicle Rules, vehicles that are utilized for government/PSU/Autonomous bodies/State Transport undertakings/Municipal Corporation or Municipality or Panchayat should be scrapped after 15 years of manufacturing.
The transport minister said there is no provision for reselling those government vehicles that have crossed 15 years from the date of manufacture to the public.
He further said as per data collected from VAHAN there are a total of 4,22,753 vehicles registered under the state till January.