Tata Motors, the homegrown automobile manufacturer, has announced the launch of Re.Wi.Re, its first Registered Vehicle Scrapping Facility (RVSF) in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The facility is inaugurated by Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari and this gets an annual capacity of 15,000 vehicles per annum. The Re.Wi.Re. facility is designed to dismantle end-of-life passenger and commercial vehicles of all brands. Vehicle Scrappage is mandated under the Motor Vehicle Act to remove polluting and old vehicles from the road.
The facility is fully digitalised for paperless operations and has dedicated stations for safe dismantling of components such as tyres, batteries, fuel, oils, liquids and gases. The vehicles go through a stringent documentation and dismantling process, curated individually for passenger and commercial vehicle requirements. As per Tata Motors, it follows world-class, eco-friendly processes for safe and sustainable dismantling of end-of-life vehicles.
The facility is developed and operated by Tata Motors’ partner Ganganagar Vaahan Udyog Pvt. Ltd. to scrap end-of-life passenger and commercial vehicles of all brands.
Inaugurating Tata Motors’ maiden Re.Wi.Re RVSF, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India, Nitin Gadkari said, “The National Vehicle Scrappage Policy was introduced with the aim to promote circular economy by creating an ecosystem for phasing out unfit and polluting vehicles and to achieve a lower carbon footprint in the country by replacing them with greener and more fuel efficient vehicles. I congratulate Tata Motors for setting-up this quality facility that is at par with global standards. We are working towards positioning India as a vehicle scrapping hub for the entire South Asian region and need more such state-of-the-art scrapping and recycling units in India.”
Speaking on the launch of Re.Wi.Re., Girish Wagh, Executive Director, Tata Motors, said, “At Tata Motors, we are committed to delve into every aspect of mobility to make it greener and sustainable. The inauguration of this RVSF (Registered Vehicle Scrapping Facility) heralds a new beginning in responsible scrapping of end-of-life vehicles. With globally benchmarked and optimised recycling processes, we intend to yield maximum value from the scrap for future use and minimise waste for the overall betterment.
We appreciate the visionary efforts of Shri Gadkari ji in enabling the National Vehicle Scrappage Policy and look forward to setting-up Re.Wi.Re facilities across the country in collaboration with our partners. These decentralised facilities will benefit the customers, share the economic value generated, create employment while addressing the need of scrapping vehicles in every part of the country in an eco-friendly manner.