Government makes dual airbags mandatory for cars

2021-03-05 17:35:27

NEW DELHI: The government on Friday announced its decision to make the passenger side airbag mandatory in new cars.
“It has been mandated that the vehicles manufactured on and after April 1, 2021, in the case of new models, and August 31, 2021, in the case of existing models, shall be fitted with airbag for the person occupying the front seat, other than the driver,” the ministry of road transport and highways stated.

In December last year, the government had sought public comment on a proposal to make airbags mandatory for the front passenger in all cars from this year
Priot to this, the Centre had made an airbag mandatory for the driver’s seat in all cars. This came into effect from July 1, 2019.

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