Automobiles in India will receive ‘star rating’ based on performance in crash tests: Nitin Gadkari OCN NEWS

Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport and Union Highways (Image: PTI)

New Delhi: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Friday that the new car rating scheme – Bharat NCAP, proposes a mechanism in which automobiles in India will be awarded ‘stars’ based on their performance in tests of collision.

In a series of tweets, Gadkari said that Bharat’s New Car Assessment Program (Bharat NCAP) will serve as a consumer-centric platform, allowing customers to opt for safer cars based on their rating. by stars, while promoting healthy competition between original equipment manufacturers. (OEM) in India to manufacture safer vehicles.

“I have now approved the GSR notification project to introduce the Bharat NCAP (New Car Assessment Program), in which automobiles in India will be awarded stars based on their performance in crash tests,” he said. he declares.

The Minister of Road Transport and Highways pointed out that the star rating of Indian cars based on crash tests is extremely crucial not only to ensure the structural and passenger safety in the cars but also to increase the driving ability. export 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, Gadkari said.

According to him, Bharat NCAP will prove to be a vital instrument in making our automotive industry Aatmanirbhar with the mission of making India the premier automotive hub in the world.

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