Nitin Gadkari approves Bharat NCAP, to share safety ratings of Indian cars

Indian automakers are no longer required to send their vehicles for crash testing to Global NCAP. The Bharat NCAP safety agency will shortly be established in India. The new auto safety agency has been approved, and a notification has already been published, according to Union Minister Nitin Gadkari. The announcement was made on Twitter by Gadkari, the minister of roads, transportation, and highways. I have now authorised the Draft GSR Notification to launch Bharat NCAP (New Car Assessment Program), which will provide star ratings to cars in India based on how well they perform in crash tests.

Bharat-NCAP will work as a platform focused on the needs of the consumer, allowing users to choose safer automobiles based on their star ratings and encouraging healthy competition among Indian OEMs to produce safer vehicles. Gadkari continued, Star Rating of Indian Cars based on Crash Tests is vitally crucial to assure structural and passenger safety in cars, as well as to boost the export-worthiness of Indian Automobiles.

The news that India will have its own automobile safety rating programme is confirmed by Gadkari's announcement. Currently, Global NCAP conducts safety evaluations for Indian-made vehicles. According to Gadkari, the testing methodology will follow international crash test Protocols. The crash tests will take into account the current Indian laws, enabling automakers to have their vehicles examined at India's own testing facilities. Bharat NCAP will prove to be a crucial tool in helping our car industry achieve its goal of becoming the world's top auto hub, according to Gadkari.

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