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Nitin Gadkari postpones mandate of six airbags in passenger cars by a year to October 2023

Nitin Gadkari postpones mandate of six airbags in passenger cars by a year to October 2023

Nitin Gadkari postpones mandate of six airbags in passenger cars by a year to October 2023
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By Asmita Pant  Sept 29, 2022 2:49:33 PM IST (Updated)

"It has been decided to implement the proposal mandating a minimum of six airbags in passenger cars (M-1 Category) with effect from October 1, 2023," Nitin Gadkari tweeted.

Union minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday that the mandate of six airbags in passenger vehicles had been pushed by a year to October 1, 2023, considering the global supply chain constraints being faced by the auto industry.

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Gadkari had earlier said that the centre would make it mandatory for carmakers to provide a minimum of six airbags in motor vehicles that can carry up to eight passengers for enhanced safety of occupants.
The ministry had already mandated the implementation of the fitment of the driver airbag with effect from July 1, 2019, and the front co-passenger airbag with effect from January 1, 2022.
"To enhance the safety of the occupants in motor vehicles carrying up to eight passengers, I have now approved a Draft GSR Notification to make a minimum of six airbags compulsory," Gadkari had said. GSR stands for General Statutory Rules.
The debate had accelerated after former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry died in a vehicle accident. The mandate for carmakers to provide a minimum of six airbags in motor vehicles that can carry up to eight passengers was earlier supposed to be implemented this October.
An airbag is a vehicle occupant-restraint system which interferes between the driver and the vehicle's dashboard during a collision, thereby preventing serious injuries.
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