Nitin Gadkari, the transport minister, has urged the Maharashtra government to set up scrapping facilities for vehicles all over the state. The proposal includes having at least two units in each district and a total of 200 units statewide. The move aligns with the national policy of scrapping vehicles older than 15 years.
It’s anticipated that the units would generate between 10,000 and 15,000 new jobs. Gadkari stressed the significance of having a sufficient infrastructure to support the scrapping procedure.
The discussion also covered the development of the road construction projects carried out in cooperation with the NHAI. Gadkari underlined the need of concretizing the Mumbai-Goa route before the Ganesh festival to increase safety.
The officials also spoke about the difficulties associated with land acquisition and state and federal government collaboration, as well as infrastructure projects estimated to cost over Rs 2 lakh crore.
In order to address these issues, the Vadodara-Mumbai Motorway would be connected to the JNPT/Navi Mumbai Airport via a network of connectors using land provided by the City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO). Gadkari also instructed the NHAI to offer a public transport terminal facility at Ajni, Nagpur, and assessed multi-modal logistics parks in several cities.
The collaboration between the central and state governments aims to enhance transportation infrastructure, promote sustainability, and expedite ongoing projects. The creation of scrapping facilities for vehicles would not only support national strategy but also create jobs in Maharashtra.