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Govt extends deadline for mandatory dual airbags in existing cars till Dec 31

(*31*) Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has prolonged the deadline for mandatory set up of dual entrance airbags in existing automobile fashions by 4 months to December 31, 2021. (*31*) deadline has been prolonged in the sunshine of the coronavirus pandemic that the nation continues to reel below.

In a bid to advertise passenger security in cars, the Indian authorities, in March, had introduced the mandatory provision of dual airbags in entrance row in all cars manufactured and offered in India. For newer fashions, the rule was already made mandatory from April 1, 2021. For existing fashions, solely the driving force’s seat airbag is mandatory at current.

(*31*) Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has requested for extra time for implementation of the rule on existing fashions, a senior authorities official advised PTI.

(*31*) mandate for dual airbags relies on ideas of Supreme Court Committee on Road Safety and had been issued as an vital security characteristic for autos on Indian roads. (*31*) mandate notification added that the airbags might want to meet the AIS 145 normal below the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) specs.

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(*31*) mandate will increase security in entry-level Indian cars which presently do not characteristic dual airbags in the entrance row. (*31*) addition of a brand new airbag can even instantly have an effect on the pricing of lower-segment cars in India.

After the federal government’s announcement for all autos to be put in with entrance dual airbags, one of many international leaders in automotive security techniques – Autoliv – determined to arrange store in India. (*31*) company will build a brand new inflator manufacturing plant in the nation. Inflator is a tool positioned inside an airbag which deploys throughout a crash. It triggers inflation of the airbag to cushion automobile occupants when concerned in such conditions.

(with inputs from PTI)

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