MRTH TO MAKE ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL MANDATORY ON BUSES | Automotive News | Auto Reporter
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highway (MRTH) today announced that it had initiated a transformational program to implement various new international emission standards and safety measures for transport vehicles. The ministry had issued the draft notice for the electronic stability control system (E.S.C.) for buses, which will come into force by April 2023. Apart from this, the ministry has identified several precedence areas for international standardization, including the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), which can come into effect next month.
As far as specific regulations are involved, the union government intends to make the Indian automotive industry standard with developed countries. These steps will be in line with the government's path for a long-term road map for the automobile sector, crucial to the country's G.D.P.
India's automobile sector has accomplished to keep pace with these changes, and it has transformed in terms of passenger safety, emission control, and connected technology. One such example is the Indian automobile industry adopting the stringent BS6 emission norms, with equivalence to the Euro emission standards. These changes witnessed by the industry have brought it at par with other countries like the U.S., Europe, and Japan.
The ministry has already informed many regulations for upgrading emission and safety features in the automobiles, including the draft notifications for A.B.S. (anti-lock braking system), airbags, over-speed alert systems, reverse parking assist, crash standards, etc. Additionally, the MoRTH is also in process for finalizing the implementation of measures for E.S.C. systems and brake assist systems. These standards for the relevant categories will be practical by the next two years.