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India-specific norm for assessing vehicular safety in collision

  • Published
    8th Jul, 2022

Context

Union Minister for Road, Transport and Highways approved a Draft GSR (general statutory rules) Notification seeking comments on a proposal to introduce the Bharat New Car Assessment Program (Bharat-NCAP).

What is the purpose of an NCAP?

  • Globally reliable information -New Car Assessment Programs (NCAPs) provide globally reliable information about the crash safety of a vehicle based on certain common criteria and procedures. 
  • Foothold in International Market- This then helps vehicles acquire a foothold in international markets.
  • Different from regional NCAP-Global NCAP is a standardised platform establishing cooperation and coordination among NCAPs internationally whereas regional NCAPs take into account specific local conditions.
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