At a recent press conference with local reporters, India’s Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Bharata, said the government is considering introducing its own NCAP vehicle safety rating system. It is reported that the first attempts to introduce the system in India were made back in 2016.
The NCAP system is supposed to be based on a global ranking program and its introduction will be gradual and voluntary. It should be noted that in parallel with the new safety assessment system there will be
It is expected that the new agency that will manage the safety assessment system will evaluate the properties of cars depending on various criteria and will comply with the assessment programs in place in the US, EU, Australia and Japan.
As mentioned above, in parallel with the introduction of the safety assessment system, the government is working to improve the safety of cars. So, it was recently reported that manufacturers will be required to equip passenger cars with at least 6 airbags, and the middle seat in the back row with a three-point belt.