Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has informed that the government has postponed the proposal to make six airbags mandatory in cars by one year to October 1, 2023. The 6 airbag directive has been postponed due to problems in the global supply chain.
Earlier, in view of the safety of passengers, the government had made it mandatory to install six airbags in eight-seat vehicles. This order was to be effective from October 1, 2022. Gadkari tweeted that the proposal to make a minimum of six airbags in passenger cars with effect from October 1, 2023, in view of the disruptions faced by the auto industry in the global supply chain and its impact on the macroeconomic scenario, has been approved. It has been decided to implement
Let us inform that while taking the decision to make six airbags mandatory, the minister had said that we have decided to make it mandatory to provide at least six airbags in motor vehicles. We want to save people’s lives. He said that we need cooperation from all the parties including the auto industry for this.
Significantly, the rate of road accidents in India is the highest in the world. There are one percent of the world’s vehicles, but there are 11 percent of road deaths. An accident occurs every 1 minute on Indian roads and 17 deaths occur every hour. Six out of 10 accidents involve commercial fleet, which can be prevented by taking timely steps by the driver. 48,000 crore every year due to accidents and fleet damage to the commercial fleet industry. Efficiency loss up to
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