Union Minister Nitin Gadkari stated that the Centre will make it mandatory for carmakers to provide a minimum of six airbags in motor vehicles that can carry up to 8 passengers for enhanced safety of occupants.
The ministry had mandated the implementation of fitment of the driver airbag with effect from July 1, 2019 and front co-passenger airbag with effect from January 1, 2022, said Nitin Gadkari.
“In order to enhance the occupants safety in motor vehicles carrying upto 8 passengers, I have now approved a Draft GSR Notification to make a minimum of 6 Airbags compulsory,” Gadkari said.
Gadkari added that to minimise the impact of frontal and lateral collisions , it has been decided that 4 additional airbags be mandated in the M1 vehicle category.
(With inputs from PTI)
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