Airbags For Front-seat Passengers in Vehicles to be Mandatory From April 1 | All You Need to Know
New Delhi: In an effort to ensure safety of passengers, the Central government announced its decision to make the passenger side airbag mandatory in new cars. Issuing a notification, the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said that the new rule will require all new vehicles to have dual front airbags as standard fitment from April 1, 2021. Meanwhile, existing vehicles will be required to be sold with dual airbags from August 31, 2021.
The government further added that the mandate was an important safety feature and is also based on the suggestions of the Supreme Court Committee on road safety.