The draft GSR notification for Bharat NCAP (New Car Assessment Program) has been approved by the Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India Nitin Gadkari. Gadkari broke this news with a series of tweets.
"I have now approved the draft GSR notification to introduce Bharat NCAP (New Car Assessment Program), wherein automobiles in India shall be accorded Star Ratings based upon their performance in crash tests," he said.
Bharat NCAP will prove to be a critical instrument in making our automobile industry ‘Aatmanirbhar’, Gadkari said via a tweet, with the mission of making India the top automobile hub in the world.
The Transport Ministry has proposed a star rating mechanism to assess the crash safety of cars. Union minister Nitin Gadkari today said the new car assessment program, Bharat NCAP, proposes a mechanism wherein automobiles in India shall be accorded 'Star Ratings' based upon their performance in crash tests.
Bharat New Car Assessment Programme (Bharat NCAP) will serve as a consumer-centric platform, allowing customers to opt for safer cars based on their Star-Ratings while promoting healthy competition among original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in India to manufacture safer vehicles.
The testing protocol of Bharat NCAP will be similar to the global crash-test protocols taking into account the existing regulations of the country.