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BMC plans to remove 220 vehicles from the convoy

Under section 314 of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act, 1884, the BMC seizes abandoned vehicles. Before towing it, it gives the owner 48 hours to remove the vehicle. If the owner fails to do so, the vehicle is then sent to the scrapyard.

BMC plans to remove 220 vehicles from the convoy
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There are thousands of vehicles that are lying abandoned on the roads across the city. These vehicles are occupying the space on the roads and are posing parking issues as well.

In 2019, the central government had proposed amendments to motor vehicle norms to allow scrapping of vehicles older than 15 years in a bid to spur the adoption of electrical vehicles.

As the number of such vehicles in Mumbai have been increasing by the day, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has emphasized hiring vehicles for solid waste management and various other works.

Earlier, the BMC had started the process of scrapping 220 vehicles last year. Out of these, 82 vehicles have been scrapped and disposed of. However, vehicles above 15 years of age are not in the fleet of BMC. Now, the civic body has decided to scrap the remaining vehicles too.

Under section 314 of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act, 1884, the BMC seizes abandoned vehicles. Before towing it, it gives the owner 48 hours to remove the vehicle. If the owner fails to do so, the vehicle is then sent to the scrapyard. The list of such vehicles is then sent to the local and traffic police which is then forwarded to the Mumbai Police Crime Branch.

The Solid Waste Management Department, which is responsible for cleaning the city has towed 800 to 1000 abandoned vehicles. However, most of the vehicles were rented in this section.

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