April 20, 2021

Govt makes airbag obligatory for entrance passenger seat in automobiles



The federal government on Friday stated it has made airbag obligatory for passenger within the entrance seat of a automobile. A gazette notification concerning obligatory provision of an airbag was issued, the Ministry of Highway Transport and Highways (MoRTH) stated.

“Ministry has issued Gazette notification concerning obligatory provision of an airbag for passenger seated on entrance seat of a automobile, subsequent to driver. This has been mandated as an necessary security characteristic & can also be based mostly on options of Supreme Courtroom Committee on Highway Security,” it stated.

The ministry additional stated that it has been mandated that the automobiles manufactured on and after the primary day of April 2021, within the case of recent fashions, and 31st day of August, 2021, within the case of current fashions, shall be fitted with airbag for the particular person occupying the entrance seat, aside from the motive force.

The step goals at bettering passenger security in case of accident.