Star Ratings based on crash tests: Nitin Gadkari

Union minister Nitin Gadkari said on Friday that the new car assessment program – Bharat NCAP, proposes a mechanism wherein automobiles in India will be based on ‘Star Ratings’ based on crash tests on their performance.

In a series of tweets, Gadkari said the Bharat New Car Assessment Program (Bharat NCAP) will serve as a consumer-centric platform for customers to opt for safer cars based on their Star-Ratings, while promoting a healthy competition among original equipment manufacturers. (OEMs) in India to manufacturer safer vehicles.

“I have now approved the draft GSR notification to introduce the Bharat NCAP (New Car Assessment Program), wherein automobiles in India will be based on Accredited Star Ratings,” he said.

Crash tests are based on Indian cars, which are stressed by the Road Transport and Highways Minister.

Gadkari said that India’s own in-house testing facilities, which tested their vehicles to get OEMs in place, would be used in fact-checking global crash-testing protocols with the NCAP.

According to him, Bharat NCAP will prove to be a critical instrument in our automobile industry with Aatmanirbhar making the mission of India’s top automobile hub in the world.


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