India introduces its own vehicle crash safety program
Consumers can take an informed decision by making a comparative assessment of vehicle performance under crash test conditions. The Program is applicable to type-approved motor vehicles of the M1 category less than 3.5T GVW. This is a voluntary program in which the base variants of a given model shall be tested. Addressing the gathering, the minister said this is a landmark step towards empowering our consumers for being able to make a better choice for buying safer cars.
“BHARAT NCAP will also greatly push the safety and quality of the vehicles in India while simultaneously promoting healthy competition among OEMs to manufacture safer vehicles,” he said. The new safety regime under BHARAT NCAP and AIS-197 is a mutual win-win for manufacturers and consumers and an instrumental step towards safeguarding the lives of our citizens and making our Automobile Industry the number one auto manufacturing hub in the world, he highlighted.NCAP brings the opportunity to the OEMs to manufacture vehicles of global safety standards. The program will be anchored by the Central Institute of Road Transport (CIRT) . This program has evolved based on stakeholder consultations.