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30. August 2010

India - First auto recycling plant to be commissioned in Chennai

Metal Recycling Association of India said that the country's first automobile recycling plant coming up on Chennai's outskirts is likely to be commissioned in the first quarter of 2011.

Mr Ikbal Nathani president of MRAI said that "The first automobile recycling demo unit coming up at Sicot industrial estate on Chennai outskirts at National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project 300 acre vehicle testing track compound is likely to be commissioned in first quarter of 2011.”

He said that "This demonstration unit will help create awareness among the recyclers about safe disposal of automobiles and will also serve as a model for industry.”

Mr Nathani said that "The demonstration unit of this automobile recycling plant is being jointly set up by Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers and NATRiP on the outskirts of Chennai.”

Mr Zain Nathani a member of MRAI said that “The plant coming up with an estimated cost of around INR 1 crore comprises basic recycling unit for manual dismantling of vehicles in phase one and a shredder plant that breaks down vehicle in small pieces.”

MRAI is amongst one of the industry bodies from whom Ministry of Heavy Industry, under which NATRiP functions, is taking feedback about safe disposal of automobiles.

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