Bharat NCAP will become effective from 1 October 2023
By Crox Times Desk: The Union Government today launched the very anticipated Bharat NCAP (Bharat New Car Assessment Programme). This aims at improving road safety and reducing fatalities, this would be applicable for vehicles weighing up to 3.5. Stringent crash tests and safety evaluations will be conducted to basically check the structural integrity and child safety provisions of vehicles.
Tweeting about the same, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari revealed that this is initiated keeping in mind safety by elevating safety standards for vehicles weighing up to 3.5 tons vehicles in India. “This is also a landmark making one step closer towards a safer India enabling customers to make effective decisions”
Link to the tweet:
Launched the Bharat New Car Assessment Program (BHARAT NCAP) in New Delhi, aiming to enhance road safety by elevating vehicle safety standards for up to 3.5-tonne vehicles in India.— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) August 22, 2023
This is a landmark step towards empowering our consumers for being able to make a better choice… pic.twitter.com/VhFZq4kSHT
Gadkari said that Bharat NCAP will also push the safety and quality of the vehicles, while simultaneously promoting healthy competition among the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to manufacture safer vehicles.
Bharat NCAP: Objective
The main objective behind Bharat NCAP is to educate and empowers customers to make effective decisions while buying a new car. Each Vehicle will be rated on a star system and five stars indicate the highest rating in terms of safety.
Bharat NCAP- Necessity
Bharat NCAP has adopted a quite similar approach to its global counterparts with the vehicles subjected to complete crash tests right at the front, rear, and side impacts. And along with this, this will also measure the performance of seatbelts and airbags, the two main parts of the car when it comes to safety.