The government of India has finally woken up to the fact that cars made in India are not safe. All cars should undergo a frontal crash test from October 2015 onwards.
The cars will be subjected to pass a crash test at 56 km/h.
Vijay Chhibber, Road Transport Secretary said, "We will notify the regulatory norm by next March when facilities to carry out such test will be ready. Then the manufacturers will have over six months to comply with the norm."
"When they can produce cars with minimum and mandatory safety requirement for other countries, why can't they do the same for our domestic buyers?"
While this crash test is just a minimum mark to achieve for new vehicles, cars will be rated in stars under the proposed Bharat New Vehicle Safety Assessment Programme (BNVSAP).
Nitin Gokarn, chief of NATRIP, says there will be an independent authority to implement this rule and survey cars.
The authority will randomly pick the best selling cars in the Indian market and test them to see if they pass safety regulations.
This is a very good move by the government, keeping in mind the negligence the carmakers in the country have, in spite of showing how dangerous cars made here are.