Policy to scrap 15 yrs old vehicles almost finalised

India will soon come out with a policy to scrap vehicles that are more than 15 years old, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said today.

The policy aims at curbing rising vehicular pollution in the country.

“We have almost finalised the scrapping policy for vehicles with NITI Aayog,” the road and transport minister said.

Vehicles completing 15 years or more would be scrapped, the minister said without giving more details.

Gadkari said India is bound to become the hub for the automobile industry and the prices were bound to be cheaper as scrap could be used for the production of auto parts among other things.

“Raw material for vehicles will be cheap … plastic, rubber, aluminium and copper – all generated from scrap will be used for auto parts generation besides other things,” the minister said.

Earlier, the Road, Transport and Highways Ministry had sent a concept note on Voluntary Vehicle Fleet Modernisation Programme (V-VMP) to the Committee of Secretaries on creating an ecosystem for voluntary scrapping and replacement of old polluting vehicles.

Gadkari had earlier said that the PMO is keen on the proposal and once it is implemented, pollution would be checked considerably as 65 per cent of the pollution is caused by heavy vehicles that are more than 15 years old.

As per an earlier proposal, a relief of about Rs 5 lakh was to be provided to people who purchase a new commercial vehicle of about Rs 15 lakh, if they surrender their over 15-year old commercial vehicles.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/policy-to-scrap-15-yrs-old-vehicles-almost-finalised-gadkari/articleshow/62931701.cms

 

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Hyundai – no refunds?

I m Vijay Goyal,my cell no.9820190536 and my add.204 Indo Saigon Ind. Estate,A.K.Road,Marol Naka,Andheri (east) Mumbai 400059,Mail add. v.goyal@akshaet.com

I booked a Hundai Creta Car with Global Gallarie wheels Pvt.Ltd.Everest Complex,A.K.Road,Andheri (e),byBooking Docket no C2016071375 on 27/07/2016

Now Global Gallarie is no more their Agent and one of other showroom at Thane is also closed and when there was no response for my Correspondence and Phone Calls,

Made Complaint to MIDC Police Station,On Line Consumer Forum by Complaint No.404665 on Aug.2017 and many other Places but no result,

At Last to Hundai Moter India Ltd.,Irrugattukottai,NH4,Sriprumbudur,Taluka Kanchipuram,Dist. Chennai,Tamilnadu 602117 and reported to Consumer Forum by 404665 no.

But for no result,

Please Advise,

With Warm Regards,

Vijay Goyal.

Why the 75% Drop in Global Oil Prices Isn’t Reaching You

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Record production in the United States (US), weakened demand from the Eurozone and emerging economies like China and Brazil, and Iran’s entry into the international market have effectively slashed the price of crude oil for India, from $106 per barrel in July 2014 to $26 in January 2016 — a 75% drop over 15 months.

So, why are you not seeing evidence of this price-cut at your local petrol and diesel station? The answer: As global crude prices reach a 11-year low, the Centre and state governments steadily increase excise duties and value-added tax, shoring up their revenues and keeping fuel prices high for retail consumers.

Although India imports more than 80% of its fuel requirement, which means declining global prices should, theoretically, have seen sharp declines in retail petrol and diesel prices, Indian consumers of petrol and diesel now pay about double the global rate.

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STOPPED BY A TRAFFIC COP? KNOW THESE 8 RIGHTS

 

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So you know how to drive a car or ride a bike. But do you know your rights when and if you’re stopped by a traffic policeman?

There are different misconceptions about traffic rules and the common man is generally not aware of a lot of things and this is why they don’t understand what to do when stopped by traffic cops.

We got your back.  This article deals with various rights of commuters that will definitely help you in future.

 

1.  Cops cannot take away your driving license without giving you a valid receipt of the same.

2.  Cops cannot tow your vehicle as long as you are sitting in it.

3.  If you are a female or accompanied by a female and you are being stopped after 6pm you can always ask him to come with a female cop.

4.  The cop should have a challan book or the e-challan machine in hand in order to penalize you with a fine.

5.  If you have actually broken the law, and after making sure that the person is indeed a policeman, show your D/L, RC/Insurance to the policeman.

6.  One must know that the Cop must be a uniformed Cop with their name and buckle number clearly shown on their uniform.

7.  There is always a misconception that the traffic cop has the right to confiscate your vehicle keys but that’s not true.

8. If you have violated some law and if you are arrested, you must be informed of your rights immediately when you are arrested.

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Reduce Petrol/Diesel Prices

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Global oil prices are dropping fast. Petrol and Diesel prices in India are rising. Where is the money going? Sign my petition to demand an answer from the Petroleum Minister.
News reports show that there is no excuse for high fuel prices. The Government increased petrol and diesel taxes three times in the last three months to prevent retail price drops.
Who benefits from global price drops?

– The Government gets a lot more tax
– The Petroleum companies make more profits
– Middle men and petrol pump dealers make larger commissions

Who does not benefit? The common, Indian citizen. We continue paying through our noses. Sign my petition to stop this injustice!
Increases in fuel prices impact the country’s economy and inflation. Everything that relies on transport is more expensive. Why is the Government exploiting the common man like this?
We are taxpaying citizens and we deserve an answer. If enough of us speak up, we can get the Government to respond to us and drop petrol and diesel prices.
Sign and share my petition with everyone you know -> https://www.change.org/p/reduce-petrol-diesel-prices?recruiter=41888281

Rajat Nagpal

 

 

What to do after a car accident?

Things can get chaotic very fast after a car accident, but following some basic steps can help improve your situation.

With the rapidly increasing number of cars on the road, the likelihood of being in a car accident increases too. To mitigate the damage caused, it’s important you are well informed of the procedure to follow after such an event has occurred. This infographic is dedicated to educate how to tackle any such unfortunate incidents.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/what-to-do-after-a-car-accident-infographic/tomorrowmakersshow/49468009.cms

Take Public Grievances Online

Conscious citizens have been empowered by online grievance platforms. Use them!

Alot of things are wrong with our roads. We grumble about it and then move on, because ‘things will never change’. That’s not correct anymore. And the reason for this is simple—two of the three priority areas for the present government are: public grievances and Centre-state relationships. Both of these, in turn, impact us as owners and operators of motor vehicles in India. I am narrating personal experiences over the past few weeks.

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