Proposal to make 6 airbags mandatory in cars deferred by a year to October 1, 2023: Nitin Gadkari

The government has deferred the implementation of the proposal to make six airbags mandatory in passenger cars by one year to October 1, 2023, road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari said

Press Trust of India September 29, 2022 17:22:58 IST
Proposal to make 6 airbags mandatory in cars deferred by a year to October 1, 2023: Nitin Gadkari

The government has deferred the implementation of the proposal to make six airbags mandatory in passenger cars by one year to October 1, 2023, road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari said

New Delhi: The government has deferred the implementation of the proposal to make six airbags mandatory in passenger cars by one year to October 1, 2023, road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday.

The government had earlier planned to make six airbags mandatory in eight-seater vehicles for enhanced safety of occupants from October 1, 2022.

“Considering the global supply chain constraints being faced by the auto industry and its impact on the macroeconomic scenario, it has been decided to implement the proposal mandating a minimum of 6 Airbags in Passenger Cars (M-1 Category) w.e.f October 1, 2023,” Gadkari said in a tweet.

The minister further asserted that the safety of all passengers travelling in motor vehicles irrespective of their cost and variants is the foremost priority.

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