Ministry of Road Transport & Highways

Public comments invited for proposed mandatory provision of co-driver airbags

Posted On: 29 DEC 2020 2:29PM by PIB Delhi

In a significant measure to boost passenger safety, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways proposes to  make it mandatory that an airbag  be provided for the passenger seated on the front seat of a vehicle, next to the driver. The proposed timelines for  implementation are 01st April, 2021 for new models and 01st June, 2021 for existing models.

A draft notification no. GSR 797 (E) dated 28th December, 2020 to this effect has been published on the Ministry's website.

Comments/ suggestions are solicited from all stakeholders at the following email address: comments-morth[at]gov[dot]inwithin 30 days from the date of notification.

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