Union minister Nitin Gadkari has asked carmakers to focus more on vehicle build quality and safety features after horrific accidents reporting in India.
In a virtual event on Monday, Gadkari slammed the Indian car manufacturers for poor quality despite commanding huge market share. He said carmakers to be at par with international standards and help reduce fatalities due to road accidents on Indian roads. He addressing mediaperson stated that there is a need to improve bus body quality. I would urge vehicle manufacturers to constantly improve vehicle standards to align with international benchmarks. He also marked in his statement that vehicle manufacturing companies have a huge social responsibility to make sure that cars and two-wheelers do not compromise with global crash standards even if it comes with a higher cost. India very often witnesses a high rate of road accidents. Gadkari said out of all the fatalities, about 60 per cent of them are of two-wheeler riders.
He said, "We are making beautiful roads. At the same time, we are implementing all safety measures in road construction." The global scenario vehicle engineering technology has matured to a great extent and stressed on the importance of training of drivers and establishment of advanced training institutes and centres.