Cars will be expensive, due to the need for 6 airbags, the cost of automobile companies will increase

Passenger cars sold in the country will become costlier next year. Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that it has been decided to make minimum six airbags mandatory in all passenger cars (M1) categories from October next year. Earlier this year, the central government had issued a draft notification asking the government to implement the six airbag rule from October this year, but the automobile industry had requested the government to reconsider the rule due to the increase in the manufacturing cost of vehicles. .

In a tweet, Gadkari said, “In view of the global supply chain constraints and its implications for the automobile industry, it is proposed to make six airbags mandatory in passenger cars from October next year. Applicable The draft notification states that vehicles in the M1 category (up to 8 seats) will have to install at least six airbags. This rule will have an impact on mid-range vehicles from the budget with passengers in the rear seat. There are no airbags for the passengers.After the implementation of this rule, the safety of the vehicles will increase for the passengers.

Two airbags are already mandatory for passenger cars. The average cost of adding four more airbags would be Rs 8,000-10,000. The cost of each airbag ranges between Rs 1,800-2,000. Apart from this, automobile companies will also have to spend on modification. This will increase the cost of the vehicle by about Rs 30,000.

After the death of a prominent businessman Cyrus Mistry in a road accident near Palghar in Maharashtra last month, the government decided to replace the rear seatbelts in cars. rules It has also been decided to strictly implement Gadkari had said on this accident that there is a need to change the mindset of the people to increase road safety. He said, “People think that those in the back seat do not need seatbelts. This is a problem. Those in both the front and back seats need to wear seat belts. I traveled in the cars of four chief ministers. I was in the front seat and I came to know that there is a clip which does not sound the alarm if I do not use the belt. I have banned such clips.” The road transport ministry is taking the help of actors, cricketers and the media to raise awareness about this.


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