The Indian Government is taking cautious steps at improving road safety conditions. They have now made it mandatory for all trucks and buses to have ABS as standard equipment.
It is compulsory for commercial vehicles in India that can carry 40 to 49 tonne trailers to have ABS since 2006. Now it is compulsory for all commercial vehicles that ply on Indian roads to have ABS.
1st April, 2015 onwards all trucks and buses in India need to have ABS fitted to them. The Government of India is taking road safety as a serious issue and plans on implementing several other initiatives.
As of now only a selected few truck and bus manufacturers offer ABS on their top-end models as an option. Manufacturers will have to spend money fitting ABS on their models, however, the customer will end up paying more for these benefits.
Wabco and Knor-Bremse are two manufacturers of ABS kit for commercial vehicles in India. They will be working closely with truck and bus manufacturers in helping them equip their vehicles with ABS kits.
The Indian Government is trying to make car and motorcycle manufacturers offer ABS as standard equipment. This, however, has been pushed back and will be introduced at a later stage in the private vehicle categories.