Cars to be launched in India will soon get Bharat NCAP crash rating: Nitin Gadkari

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Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has launched a new rating system for the cars sold in India. These ratings will be given as per the safety standards offered by a vehicle.

The Union Minister approved the draft GSR notification to introduce India NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme), in which automobiles in India will be given star ratings based on their performance in crash tests.

In a tweet, he said, “I have now approved the draft GSR notification to introduce India NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme), in which automobiles in India will be given star ratings based on their performance in crash tests.”

The minister announced that the draft has been approved through a series of tweets. Within the thread, he also explained why India needs such a crash-tested safety rating. He claimed that India-NCAP would act as a consumer-centric platform whereby customers would be able to opt for safer cars based on their star rating, promoting healthy competition among OEMs in India to manufacture safer vehicles.

The Union Minister claimed that star rating of Indian cars based on crash tests is extremely important not only to ensure structural and passenger safety in cars but also to enhance export-worthiness of Indian automobiles. He said the India NCAP’s test protocol will be combined with the Global Crash Test Protocol factoring into existing Indian regulations, allowing OEMs to test their vehicles at India’s in-house testing facilities.

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“Star rating of Indian cars based on crash tests is extremely important not only to ensure structural and passenger safety in cars, but also to enhance the export-worthiness of Indian automobiles,” he added.

The Transport Minister informed that the test protocol of India NCAP will be integrated with the Global Crash Test Protocol. These protocols will also be incorporated into existing Indian regulations, allowing OEMs to test their vehicles at India’s in-house testing facilities.

Cars to be launched in India soon to get India NCAP crash rating: Nitin Gadkari first appeared on BGR India.



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