A team from the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), visited the RTO in Nagpur on Friday to check facilities and the brake testing facility.
The two member team was set up by the automotive industry with the Union Ministry of Heavy Industries and public enterprises. The team carried out tests with regards to braking at the Dabha facility, for more than two hours.
Brake testing was conducted to vehicles, to check their fitness and road worthiness. As per standards, a vehicle doing a speed of 30 km/h should stop within a distance of 13 metres when the brakes are applied.
The team from ARAI was sent to the RTO by the Bombay High Court after there were complaints about the lack of facilities. They were sent to inspect procedures while issuing fitness certificates to heavy vehicles.
The Mumbai High Court had restrained a few RTOs from issuing fitness certificates to vehicles like the RTOs situated at Tardeo in Mumbai, Pune, Nashik and Latur.
The Court had a concern about the lack of facilities in these RTOs and was very concerned about the fact that there were numerous accidents on the highways that happened due to brake failures in heavy vehicles.
The officials from ARAI have finished their inspection and will submit their reports about the RTO at Dabha and Wardhaman Nagar next month.
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