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What is the News?
The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways has approved the Draft GSR Notification to introduce Bharat NCAP (New Car Assessment Program).
What is Bharat NCAP (New Car Assessment Program)?
Bharat NCAP will serve as an automobile safety performance assessment programme for vehicles sold in the Indian market.
Under the programme, automobiles in India shall be accorded ‘Star Ratings’ based upon their performance in crash tests.
The testing protocol of the program shall be aligned with global crash-test protocols factoring in the existing Indian regulations allowing original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to get their vehicles tested at India’s own in-house testing facilities.
Star Rating of Indian Cars based on Crash Tests will not only ensure structural and passenger safety in cars but also increase the export-worthiness of Indian automobiles.
It will also prove to be a critical instrument in making our automobile industry Aatmanirbhar with the mission of making India the Number 1 automobile hub in the world.
Source: The post is based on the article “Union Minister approves Draft GSR Notification to introduce Bharat NCAP (New Car Assessment Program)” published in PIB on 24th June 2022.