The district administration has already started location hunting in this connection.
Trivandrum will soon get a first of its kind vehicle shredding unit, which could be used to shred unusable and unclaimed vehicles piled up in police stations.
The shredding plant will allow authorities to remove unused vehicles involved in road accidents and criminal cases.
The Rs.120-crore shredding plant to come up in six hectares of land, will allow authorities to remove unused vehicles involved in road accidents and criminal cases. Currently such vehicles are dumped on the premises of police stations, government buildings, and carriageways, creating eyesore and nuisance.
The plant is being setup with the cooperation of Metal Scrap Trading Corporation Limited (MSTC), a central government enterprise. The district administration has already started location hunting in this connection.
“We are trying to identify suitable land within the city limits,” Chief Secretary Jiji Thomson said. If they did not get suitable land within the city they might look for land in suburbs that was within 15 kilometer radius from the city border. The priority would be for government owned lands. If it does not materialize, they would look for the option of leasing out land, he said.
The city police have started removing vehicles from their stations to a 2 acre land identified at Attipra ward.
A shredder unit is a large machine that can tear large scrap into smaller portions of high density that are free from rust, dust, and colour contents. It can transform a car into small pieces within minutes. The recycled metal parts can be used in steel industry. The facility can also convert tyres into carbon black by shredding after removing their steel threads. The shredder unit will help to add value to the scraps.
Meanwhile the city police have started removing vehicles from their stations to a 2 acre land identified at Attipra ward. Already over 800 vehicles have been moved in this regard.