Vehicle crash test mandatory from the 1st of October 2017, informed GM Siddeshwara, the Ministry of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries.
All the crash test facilities and equipment needed must be ready by December 2015, he informed Lok Sabha.
The compliance will come enforce as per crash standards AIS 098 and AIS 099 should also be compulsory for existing vehicles from the 1st of October, 2019.
The minister also pointed out a few facts about the presentation given by Global New Car Assessment Program (Global NCAP), an international body that conducts crash tests on vehicles and awards them stars, based on their safety.
Global NCAP, pointed out that few cars that are manufactured in India offer no protection at all when an Offset Crash Test was performed.
Earlier, when the Maruti Suzuki Swift and the Datsun GO were put to test, the occupants in the Swift could have been saved if an airbag was present. The Datsun GO on the other hand, was structurally very badly built. Even an airbag would have not saved the occupants.