The ministry of highway transport on Tuesday proposed to make it obligatory for an airbag be supplied for the passenger within the entrance seat of a automobile subsequent to the driving force.
The proposed timelines for implementation are from April, 2021 for brand new fashions and June, 2021 for current fashions, the draft notification issued by the ministry stated.
The ministry has sought public session for the draft notification.
“Feedback/ solutions are solicited from all stakeholders on the following e mail deal with: firstname.lastname@example.org 30 days from the date of notification,” the ministry stated.
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The federal government’s proposal to make twin entrance airbags obligatory will result in a rise in worth, and automobile producers ought to soak up the key hike in prices to stop affect on gross sales, the Federation of Vehicle Sellers Associations (FADA) stated on Tuesday.
“FADA welcomes MoRTH’s intention for mandating twin entrance airbags. It is a a lot wanted security norm which India ought to undertake and be at par with international requirements,” FADA President Vinkesh Gulati stated in a press release on Tuesday.
He, added that whereas the federal government’s imaginative and prescient to make driving safer for its residents is appreciated, it would undoubtedly improve the worth of automobiles. The implementation of BS-VI emission norms led to a giant worth improve, and this can even include a worth improve, he added.
“We hope OEMs (unique gear producers) soak up the key value of enter because of the second airbag as it would affect the gross sales within the short-term. It is going to be unhealthy for the business, which is ready to present progress on MoM (month-on-month) foundation, however nonetheless lags in YoY (year-on-year) foundation after Covid-19 hit us arduous,” Gulati stated.