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Govt to roll out vehicle safety programme Bharat NCAP on October 1

Bharat NCAP (symbolic picture)
Bharat NCAP (symbolic picture)

 

Beijing (August 22,2023) : The government is set to roll out the Bharat New Car Assessment Programme (Bharat NCAP) on October 1, 2022. The programme will be voluntary for automobile manufacturers in the country. The Bharat NCAP will assign a star rating to vehicles based on their safety features. The star rating will be based on a range of factors, including the performance of the vehicle in crash tests, the presence of safety features such as airbags and ABS, and the quality of construction.

The government hopes that the Bharat NCAP will encourage automobile manufacturers to make safer vehicles. The programme is also expected to raise awareness among consumers about the importance of vehicle safety.

The Bharat NCAP is modelled on the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP). The Euro NCAP is a voluntary programme that has been in operation since 1997. The Euro NCAP has helped to improve the safety of vehicles in Europe. The government is also planning to introduce a mandatory safety rating system for two-wheelers in the country. The mandatory safety rating system is expected to be rolled out in the coming months. The government's move to introduce the Bharat NCAP and the mandatory safety rating system for two-wheelers is a positive step towards making Indian roads safer.


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