The draft notification to launch Bharat NCAP (New Car Assessment Program), which will assign star ratings to cars in India based on how well they perform in crash tests while taking into account the country’s current laws and driving conditions, has been approved by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways. Nitin Gadkari, the minister of roads and highways, stated that it will act as a platform focused on the consumer, allowing users to choose safer vehicles based on star ratings. According to Nitish Gadkari, India’s transport minister, Bharat NCAP will assist manufacturers in getting their cars evaluated at domestic facilities in India. By the end of 2030, India hopes to cut the number of traffic fatalities and accidents in half.
According to data from the National Crime Records Bureau, about 120,000 fatalities from traffic-related incidents are reported in 2020. The results of the first crash tests, which were performed on five vehicles produced in India and for India, were made public by the international safety agency in January 2014. There has been some advancement since then. Far superior crash test criteria were among the safety-related efforts that the government, which had long dragged its feet, introduced. Since buyers only desired safer cars, several OEMs have added safety equipment like airbags long before they were required by law.