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6 airbags now mandatory for vehicles carrying up to 8 passengers | Read govt's new guidelines here

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Gadkari said that to minimize the impact of frontal and lateral collisions to the occupants seated in both front and rear compartments, it has been decided that 4 additional airbags be mandated in the M1 vehicle category.

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New Delhi Updated on: January 14, 2022 17:49 IST
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The minister said that the new guidelines will ultimately ensure the safety of passengers across all segments, irrespective of the cost or variant of the vehicle. 

 

Highlights

  • Nitin Gadkari said minimum of 6 airbags is compulsory for vehicles carrying up to 8 passengers.
  • It has been decided that 4 additional airbags be mandated in the M1 vehicle category: Gadkari said.
  • 2 side/side torso airbags, 2 side curtain/tube airbags covering all outboard passengers is mandatory

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari on Friday said that the ministry has approved a draft GSR notification to make a minimum of 6 airbags compulsory for vehicles carrying up to 8 passengers.

Gadkari added that to minimize the impact of frontal and lateral collisions to the occupants seated in both front and rear compartments, it has been decided that 4 additional airbags be mandated in the M1 vehicle category. He explained, "two side/side torso airbags and two side curtain/tube airbags covering all outboard passengers. This is a crucial step to make motor vehicles in India safer than ever."

The minister said that the new guidelines will ultimately ensure the safety of passengers across all segments, irrespective of the cost or variant of the vehicle. 

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