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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari (File photo/Twitter)
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari (File photo/Twitter)

Gadkari approves draft notification for car assessment via crash tests

ANI | Updated: Jun 24, 2022 16:01 IST

New Delhi [India], June 24 (ANI): Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has approved the draft notification to introduce 'Bharat NCAP' (New Car Assessment Program), wherein automobiles in India shall be accorded 'Star Ratings' based upon their performance in crash tests, an official statement said on Friday.
Gadkari said this assessment program will serve as a consumer-centric platform allowing customers to opt for safer cars based on their star ratings.
This is expected to promote healthy competition among original equipment manufacturers in India to manufacture safer vehicles.

He said that the star ratings of Indian cars based on crash tests is extremely crucial not only to ensure structural and passenger safety in cars but to also increase the export-worthiness of Indian automobiles.
Further, he went on to say that the testing protocol of Bharat NCAP shall be aligned with global crash test protocols factoring in the existing Indian regulations, allowing manufacturers to get their vehicles tested at India's own in-house testing facilities.
Lastly, he added that this program will prove to be a critical instrument in making India's automobile industry 'Aatma Nirbhar' or self-reliant, with the mission of making India the number one automobile hub in the world. (ANI)