Mahindras will finally be
inaugurating its new auto shredding plant in Greater Noida in Delhi NCR in April
2018. The plant built in Greater Noida in India’s northern state of Uttar
Pradesh is India’s maiden organised auto shredding venture and vehicle
Though the plant is already
ready and has started shredding old vehicles, it will in all probability be formally
inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with senior Cabinet Ministers.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is also likely to be present at
The joint venture company Mahindra
MSTC Recycling Pvt. Ltd was formed by the coming together of Mahindra Accelo
(previously known as ‘Mahindra Intertrade’) and MSTC Ltd. (a Government of
India Enterprise). The joint venture
company will be offering its services under the brand name Cero. Cero means
zero. For the company Cero stands for– Zero pollution, Zero wastage and Zero
import of metal scraps.
While the first Cero plant
will be based out of Delhi NCR, plans are in place for expanding this venture
aggressively pan-India. The plant will be recycling specialised steels and
other non-ferrous metals that are present in automobiles.
Currently, old vehicles in
India are disposed of in a very environmentally unfriendly manner. A case in point is India’s largest automobile scrap
market in Mayapuri. People all across the country have to rely on unscrupulous agents
to dispose of their old vehicles. But now things are bound to change with Cero.
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According to information given
on the Cero site, recycling of old vehicles not only helps clean the air, but it
also makes the roads safer. With the steel that is gathered, it also aims at
reducing India’s dependence on steel scrap imports (which is currently pegged
at 8 million tonnes annually).
The process of approaching
Cero is simple. One has to simply register their name and vehicle details on
their website and a Cero agent would contact the person. One can also call the
shredding company at their toll-free
number - 1800 267-6000. The end-of-Life vehicles will be collected from the
owners and taken to the recycling plant.
All hazardous waste will then
be removed from the vehicle, prior to scrapping. It involves airbag
neutralization, fluid and CFC collection. The vehicle is shredded leading to
the production of ferrous and non-ferrous metals as well as shredder residues.
Moreover, the vehicle is
deregistered with the relevant R.T.O. and a certificate of destruction is
issued to the owner. Cero will also accept such vehicles where parts are
missing. Of course, this will have implications on the price offered to the
The final rate of the scrapped
vehicle will be decided after a physical inspection, which maybe on-site or
remote. If the vehicle is in running condition, one can drop it at the
collection centre or the executive/s will collect it up from the pick-up
address provided. If the vehicle is not in running condition, it will be towed
to the collection centre.
Cero will also be accepting damaged
cars. These will be termed as accident End-of- Life Vehicles. The quote the
owner will receive will depend on the extent of damage to the vehicle and its
parts. In order the send one ‘s vehicle to the shredding machine, he or she has
to submit the key of the vehicle along with the following documents: vehicle RC
book, address proof, PAN Card of the owner and a cancelled cheque (for payment
purposes only). A registration certificate doesn’t need to be valid in order to
scrap/recycle a vehicle.
The payment for the scrapped vehicle will be made directly to the
vehicle owner either by cheque or through NEFT/RTGS transfer. An equally
interesting part of the Cero service is the fact that your old car can act as a
donation if you’d like. Cero has a tie-up with Nanhi Kali, an NGO that
dedicatedly works for Girl Child Education. They provide free primary education
to underprivileged girl children in India. The price Cero offers for the
vehicle will be sent across to the NGO and vehicle owner will receive an 80G
certificate for it, directly from the NGO.
The prices of the vehicles
will be different for different vehicles as they are based on the vehicle’s
weight. The heavier the vehicle, the more value it will fetch when scrapped. If
the car is in a running condition then a valid insurance policy is necessary.
In the absence of a valid insurance policy, a transit insurance can be issued,
which will be chargeable. In case the old car is to be towed, insurance will
not be needed.
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