Union Minister’s request to manufacturers!
The Union Minister had demanded that six airbags be provided in the cars. More information can be found below.
Road accidents across the Indian subcontinent have caused great concern. In 2019 alone, more than 151,000 deaths were reported in the country due to road accidents. While India accounts for about one percent of the world’s traffic population, it accounts for about six percent of global road traffic incidents. About 70 percent of accidents are caused by young Indians.
Now, India has stepped in to improve the safety standards of vehicles. The Central Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a statement in this regard. That is, it has been declared that it is mandatory to have 6 airbags in individual cars.
At a recent meeting with the Automobile Manufacturers Association of India (SIAM), Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari congratulated the companies for excelling in the automotive engineering process.
Subsequently, he urged individual utility vehicle manufacturers to make it mandatory to provide at least 6 airbags in vehicles available in all segments. He put forward this request in order to ensure the safety of the passengers during the journeys.
Being low on air poses a major threat to passengers during accidents. Airbags for front and rear passengers are currently offered only on cars available in the high-end variant.
However, airbags are only offered for front-seat passengers in cars available for sale as an entry-level variant. The Ministry has advised strengthening the safety features in all quality vehicles for all passengers with a view to change this situation.
The government’s instruction is to insist that airbags be positioned on the front, rear, and side of the car. Such instructions have been issued to automakers considering that car occupants should not receive even minor scratches.
The goal is for cars to provide greater protection, especially for the head and breast areas, in times of danger. Most accidents involve serious head injuries and severe injuries to the chest area.
As a result, many are pushed into a very dangerous situation. Apart from this, the main objective of the ministry is to save lives. In addition, there is a demand from automakers to switch to one hundred percent ethanol and gas-powered vehicle production.
The demand is aimed at reducing crude oil imports and generating revenue for the country. Speaking at a meeting of automakers, Minister Nitin Gadkari explained the need for Flex-Fuel Vehicles (FFVs). He also said that 100% ethanol and gas should be used in the Indian automotive market within a year.
The Minister also stressed the need to bring green hydrogen-powered vehicles into use.
Subsequently, the new regulations on PS-6 Part 2, CAF Part 2, and OPD were also discussed at the meeting.
In addition, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways had recently issued a new announcement regarding the tire.
Rolling resistance to avoid accidents, including the ability to run on wet roads with high grip and noise, has been announced as a key feature of the new tire rule.