India New Car Assessment Program (India NCAP) launched

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On August 22, 2023, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari will launch the India New Car Assessment Program (Bharat NCAP).

An Overview of the News

  • This initiative represents significant progress in the commitment of the Government of India to enhance road safety.

  • The primary focus is on raising safety standards for motor vehicles weighing up to 3.5 tonnes across India.

  • The central goal of the program is to equip car customers with a valuable tool to compare the crash safety features of various motor vehicles available in the market.

Voluntary Participation by Car Manufacturers:

  • Car manufacturers have the option of voluntarily submitting their vehicles for testing as per the Automotive Industry Standard (AIS) 197.

  • The test results will determine star ratings in two categories: Adult Occupant (AOP) and Child Occupant (COP).

Informed Purchase Decision:

  • Potential car buyers can refer to these star ratings to measure and compare the safety standards of different vehicles.

  • This information will play a vital role in helping customers make an informed decision before purchasing a vehicle.

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