Indian cars: Ministry of Transport offers star rating for crash safety of Indian cars

The Ministry of Transport has proposed a star rating mechanism to rate the safety of cars in the event of a collision. In a series of tweets, Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said the GSR notification project to introduce the Bharat NCAP (New Vehicle Assessment Scheme) will allow Indian automobiles to get stars based on their performance in crash tests.

“Bharat-NCAP will serve as a consumer-centric platform for customers to opt for safer cars based on their star ratings, while fostering healthy competition among Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) ) in India to manufacture safer vehicles,” he said.

According to Gadkari, the star rating of Indian cars based on crash tests is extremely crucial not only to ensure structural and passenger safety in the cars, but also to increase the export capacity of Indian automobiles.

Bharat NCAP’s testing protocol is to be aligned with global crash test protocols taking into account existing Indian regulations, allowing OEMs to have their vehicles tested at India’s own in-house testing facilities, it said. he adds.


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