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


  • Scrappage centres to be equipped with recycling end-of-life 2/3-wheelers, passenger/ commercial vehicles in accordance with all legal and environmental norms, with a planned capacity of 40,000 vehicles annually
  • In addition to current recycling centres at Pune, Cero to operate 4 more scrapping facilities in Maharashtra at Mumbai, Nagpur, Aurangabad and Nashik
  • Cero is currently present at 11 locations including Greater Noida, Chennai, Pune, Bangalore, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Indore, Hyderabad & Kolkata and looking to expand its presence Pan India

Mumbai: The government of Maharashtra through the Industries, Energy and Labour Department has signed an MoU with Cero (Mahindra MSTC Recycling Pvt. Ltd.), India’s 1st government authorized vehicle recycler to set up additional world-class vehicle scrapping centres in Maharashtra. The proposed scrappage centres will have the capacity of recycling end-of-life 2/ 3- wheelers, passenger/commercial vehicles in accordance with all the legal and environmental norms prescribed by CPCB and guidelines provided by MoRTH.

The MoU was signed in the presence of Hon. Minister for Road, Transport & Highways (MoRTH) Nitin Gadkari, who has been the driving force behind the announcement of a much-awaited ‘Vehicle scrappage policy’ in India. Currently, in Maharashtra, Cero already has a state-of-the-art recycling facility at Pune and is looking to set up 4 additional facilities in the cities of Mumbai, Nagpur, Aurangabad and Nashik.

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

The MoU was signed on the background of the Conference on Investment Opportunities in Highway, Transport and Logistics held in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The Industries, Energy and Labour Department will facilitate the necessary approvals as per the rules and regulations of the State Government and the draft vehicle scrappage policy released by MoRTH for setting up of the RVSF. Cero’s recycling centres will provide a hassle-free option for customers to scrap their vehicles. All you have to do is give a missed call on 1800-267-6000 or log on to and register an enquiry. From there on, the entire process will be handled by the Cero team.

Speaking on the MoU, Sumit Issar, Managing Director of Mahindra Accelo said, “We are delighted to sign an MoU with the Government of Maharashtra and would like to acknowledge the proactive efforts being taken by the Government. Cero aims to create a network of world-class facilities across Maharashtra and India. Our centres will provide a platform for customers to scrap their vehicles in environment friendly manner and avail the benefits on purchase newer vehicles which will be linked to the Certificate of deposit – to be provided by Cero. From a sustainability point of view, through recycling of old vehicle, we aim to reduce India’s dependence on Steel scrap imports and conservation of natural resources which go into the production of steel.”

(Economy India)