Last year, the central government had proposed to implement six airbag safety norms from October 2023 to enhance the safety of passengers. However, Nitin Gadkari has refused to make it mandatory at present. Let us tell you that the government has made airbags mandatory for both the front seats in vehicles manufactured on and after April 1, 2021.
Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has made a big announcement. He said on Wednesday that the government will not make six airbags mandatory for cars sold in the country. However, earlier the Union Minister had talked about making 6 airbags mandatory in vehicles to increase safety. What is the full news, let us know.
6 airbags will not be mandatory
Last year, the central government had proposed to implement six airbag safety norms from October 2023 to enhance the safety of passengers. However, Nitin Gadkari has refused to make it mandatory at present. “We do not want to make the rule of six airbags mandatory for cars,” he said at an event.
Let us tell you that last year, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) had said in a statement that in order to increase the safety of motor vehicle occupants, it has decided to enhance the safety features by amending the Central Motor Vehicles Rules (CMVR). Has gone.
What is the standard now?
To reduce the damage caused by the ever-increasing road accidents, the government had made airbags mandatory for both front seats in vehicles manufactured on and after April 1, 2021. Thus, it is mandatory for all car models to have 2 front airbags. An air bag is a vehicle-control system that intervenes between the driver and the vehicle dashboard during a collision, preventing serious injuries.
BNCAP will start from October 1
Union Road, Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has recently launched BNCAP. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and Global NCAP joined hands to announce India’s car crash test rating and it will be effective from October 1, 2023. With this announcement, India becomes the fifth country in the world to have its own crash testing norms.
Not only this, Gadkari has also announced that BNCAP has already received more than 30 applications for testing the models and is getting good response from OEMs.