Automobiles in India will be assessed based on a Crash test: Nitin Gadkari

The Bharat NCAP suggests a system where cars in India would receive "Star Ratings" depending on their performance in crash testing.

June 24, 2022 3:07 IST | India Infoline News Service

The new vehicle evaluation program, Bharat NCAP, according to Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday, proposes a system wherein vehicles in India would receive "Star Ratings" depending on how well they do in crash testing.

In a series of tweets, Gadkari claimed that the Bharat New Car Assessment Programme (Bharat NCAP) will act as a platform focused on the needs of consumers, allowing customers to choose safer cars based on their Star Ratings and encouraging original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in India to produce safer cars.

I now approve the draught GSR notification to launch Bharat NCAP (New Car Assessment Program), which would assign star ratings to cars in India depending on how well they perform in crash testing, the official added.

The Minister of Road Transport and Highways emphasized the need for Star Ratings for Indian automobiles based on crash testing, not only to assure passenger and structural safety but also to improve the export-worthiness of Indian automobiles.

According to Gadkari, the Bharat NCAP testing process would be in line with international crash-test methods while taking into account current Indian rules, allowing OEMs to have their cars evaluated at India's own in-house testing facilities.

According to him, Bharat NCAP would prove to be a crucial tool in developing our automotive sector and achieving our goal of making India the world's leading car center.

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