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Centre mulls making airbags mandatory in all vehicles

Updated: Nov 10, 2016 07:32 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov. 10 (ANI): The Centre is planning to make it mandatory for auto companies to provide rear view sensors or backup cameras, speed warning systems, airbags and child pedestrian system in all new vehicles from October 2017.

The Road Transport and Highways Ministry in a draft notification said that vehicles should be fitted with airbags, speed alert systems to warn if the speed exceeds 80 kilometer per hour. It has also sought suggestions including objections from automakers on it.

Also, the government plans to set up its own safety authority, the Bharat National Car Assessment Programme (NCAP), which will rate vehicles on safety. (ANI with inputs)