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Govt makes front airbags mandatory in passenger vehicles

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) issued a gazette notification regarding mandatory provision of an airbag.

SNS | New Delhi |

With an aim to improve passenger safety in case of an accident, the government on Friday said it has made airbags mandatory for passengers in the front seat of a vehicle.

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) issued a gazette notification regarding mandatory provision of an airbag.

“Ministry has issued Gazette notification regarding mandatory provision of an airbag for passenger seated on front seat of a vehicle, next to driver. This has been mandated as an important safety feature & is also based on suggestions of Supreme Court Committee on Road Safety,” it said.

The ministry further said that it has been mandated that the vehicles manufactured on and after the first day of April 2021, in the case of new models, and 31st day of August, 2021, in the case of existing models, shall be fitted with airbag for the person occupying the front seat, other than the driver.