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Maharashtra signs MoU with Mahindra Cero for multiple vehicle-scrapping units

Written by Akhil Dalvi

Mahindra Cero or the MSTC Recycling has announced that the Government of Maharashtra signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mahindra via its Industries, Energy and Labour Departments. The MoU states that Mahindra Cero will set up new world-class vehicle scrapping centres in the state of Maharashtra. According to India’s 1st government authorized vehicle recycler, the new scrappage centre can recycle two/three-wheelers and passenger/commercial vehicles.

The MoU states that all the recycling procedures will follow the legal and environmental norms prescribed by the CPCB. Throughout this process, the two establishments will follow the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH). The Minister for Road, Transport, and Highways, Mr. Nitin Gadkari, made his presence during the signing of the MoU. Mr. Gadkari is also responsible for introducing the highly anticipated Vehicle Scrappage Policy in India.

Mahindra Cero: Vehicle Recycle Centers and future plans

Mahindra Cero signed the MoU in Mumbai city, at the Conference on Investment Opportunities in Highway, Transport, and Logistics. Currently, Cero has set up a state-of-the-art recycling centre at Pune and aims to set up four more facilities. These include facilities in Mumbai, Nagpur, Aurangabad, and Nashik, where the Industries, Energy, and Labour Department will facilitate the necessary approvals.

Following the rules and regulations of the State Government, the aforementioned department will draft the vehicle scrappage policy. Upon being released by MoRTH after the setup of the RVSF, Cero will provide hassle-free options for customers while scrapping. The recycling centres will act as a platform for customers to scrap their vehicles in an environmentally-friendly manner.

What is Mahindra Cero?

As a joint venture between the Mahindra Accelo and MSTC, Cero is India’s 1st government-authorized vehicle recycler. Founded in 2018, Cero currently has class-leading recycling facilities in 11 cities across India and aims to reach 25 cities. These 11 cities include Greater Noida, Chennai, Pune, Bangalore, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Indore, Hyderabad, and Kolkata. The Maharashtra government recently signed an MoU with Indian manufacturer Tata Motors to build a new RVSF for customers.

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