NEW DELHI: It has become a point of debate in the Indian media, following the NCAP of UK rating five of the Indian cars ‘zero out of five’ based on their respective safety assessments. The Indian media has already starting telecasting the ill-effects of an unsafe car, creating wide-spread fear among the vehiculars.
Taking a note on the prevailing condition, the Government of India has come forward to establish its own Car Safety assessment program which will come into function from next year.
A beep sound on touching the 80kmph mark and a loud alert after crossing the 100kmph limit are said to be the latest features which are mandated to be provided by new cars, in order to get a positive Car safety rating.
The Bharat new car assessment program (NCAP) staring next year, will consider and test the safety aspects of frontal, side and rear impacts apart from pedestrian and child safety. It also encourages the development of other technologies to assist the Indian traffic conditions.
Speaking on the developments, a road transport ministry official said “It is up to the manufacturers to get their new car tested. Every car will be subjected to crash tests and they will have to follow other mandatory safety norms as well”.
Unlike the other NCAPs which rates a new car on a scale of zero to five, the Indian NCAP will follow a scale ranging from 0.25 start to 4.5 stars for the cars that passes the frontal tests at 56kmps. And five starts will be awarded for those which passes the frontal tests at 64kmph. The Ministry said that such safety measures will allow the consumers to take informed decisions before purchasing a car.