Inaugurated by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari
New Delhi, Nov. 23 (Delhi Crown): Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the first Maruti-Toyota joint vehicle scrapping and recycling unit in Noida on Tuesday.
Scientific and environment friendly, the scrapping and recycling unit is approved by government for End-of-Life Vehicles (ELVs). “It offers hassle free, end-to-end solution for customers to scrap ELVs in a safe and environment friendly way,” said a statement by Maruti Suzuki.
The facility spread over an area of 10,993 square metres has a capacity to scrap and recycle over 24,000 ELVs annually.
Built with an investment of over Rs 44 crores, the facility uses modern and technologically advanced machines to dismantle and scrap ELVs in a scientific manner. Aligning with the vision of “Atmanirbhar Bharat”, all the equipment being used at the facility is manufactured in India, added the statement.
Inaugurating the facility, Gadkari said, “Ministry of Road Transport and Highways launched the visionary National Automobile Scrappage Policy aimed at creating an ecosystem for phasing out unfit and polluting vehicles from the Indian roads. To meet this objective, we need state-of-the-art scrapping and recycling units. This would make the roads safer, air cleaner and the raw material cheaper for their cars.”
As a step towards circular economy and with an aim to promote organized, transparent and environment friendly dismantling of (ELVs), Maruti Suzuki and Toyota Tsusho Group have joined hands to set up Maruti Suzuki Toyotsu India Private Limited (MSTI), added the statement.
MSTI shall set up more such facilities across the country, based on the demand, it added. The country’s first automated and organised vehicle scrapping and recycling facility was set up in June 2018 in Greater Noida.
The 5-acre facility, set up by M&M through a joint venture with government owned company MSTC, went on stream in April this year.