NEW DELHI: All new motor vehicle versions would need to have to have airbag for front-seat passengers from following April and all existing versions would get this from June 1, the highway transportation ministry proposed in a draft notification issued on Monday.
The ministry explained this obligatory provision throughout all autos irrespective of their class and price is remaining performed to increase passenger protection. Union street transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari has preserved that the governing administration will not compromise on passenger security at any price tag. Airbag for drivers has been built necessary in all autos because July 1, 2019.
Just one particular airbag for the driver is inadequate due to the fact it leaves the co-passenger in the entrance seat vulnerable to significant injuries, or even dying, in case of a crash.
TOI on December 18 had initial documented about the transportation ministry’s system to introduce this required feature.
This paper on October 9 previous year experienced noted how the preliminary draft circulated by the transport ministry around a few a long time ago had proposed mandating two airbags in front as part of a big overhaul of in-vehicle security of travellers, but last but not least, it experienced mandated airbag only for the driver’s seat.
Pursuing this, the ministry early this yr took the make a difference to the apex technological committee for recommending car expectations and it was cleared there.