As the pollution level is increasing in the country, the government of India is forcing the owners of old vehicles to either scrap them or convert them to Electric Vehicles (EVs). Recently, the government has announced multiple EV conversion policies including scrapping policies to help the cause.
The government also announced that vehicles older than 15 years old will become costlier from April 1, 2022.
It was already announced that the cost of re-registration of the vehicle more than 15 years will cost up to 8 times. The only difference to this new fee hike will be in Delhi as petrol and diesel-powered vehicles are already deemed deregistered after 10 or 15 years.
According to reports, the cost of renewing all vehicles of age 15 and will be Rs 5,000 instead of current cost of Rs 600. The owners will have to pay Rs 1,000 for their two-wheelers of age Rs 300. On the other hand, the imported automobiles will cost Rs 40,000 instead of Rs 15,000.
Also, the owners have to pay Rs 300 for every month for the cost of delaying to re-register as a penalty. Meanwhile, the same penalty for commercial vehicle is Rs 500 per month. Morever, every private vehicle older than 15 years will have to be done in the time span of 5 years.
From April 1, the cost of fitness tests for old transport and commercial vehicles will Rs 7,000 which was Rs 1,000. For buses and trucks, it would cost Rs 12,500 instead of Rs 1,500. Moreover, a fitness certificate will also be required for commercial vehicles older than 8 years.