In a significant measure to boost passenger safety, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways proposes to make it mandatory that an airbag be provided for the passenger seated on the front seat of a vehicle, next to the driver. The proposed timelines for implementation are 01st April, 2021 for new models and 01st June, 2021 for existing models.
A draft notification no. GSR 797 (E) dated 28th December, 2020 to this effect has been published on the Ministry’s website.
Comments/ suggestions are solicited from all stakeholders at the following email address: email@example.com 30 days from the date of notification.