The road transport ministry has come out with draft for new model tyres. The rules in draft reads that the tyres of cars, buses and trucks should meet the requirement of rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling sound emissions. The Indian government with these rules tries to aim at ensuring quality and reliability of tyres.
The ministry has proposed this regime for new model tyres from October 1, 2021. The ministry took over Twitter to tweet, writing “MoRT&H has issued a draft notification proposing that the tyres of cars, buses & trucks shall meet the requirements of rolling resistance, wet grip & rolling sound emissions, as specified in Stage-II of the Automotive Industry Standards (AIS) 142:2019, amended from time to time.” The rolling resistance of tyres has an influence on fuel efficiency, while wet grip brake performance of the tyres under wet conditions. Rolling sound emission is related to the sound emitted from the contact between the tyres in motion and the road surface, it added. These norms are similar to the regime in Europe, which was drafted in 2016.
The Indian transport ministry has asked about objections and suggestions to these draft rules which a person can sent to the government.