Cars To Be Rated Based On Safety Under Bharat New Car Assessment Programme: Govt

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New Delhi: In a major announcement, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highway has set regulations for the Bharat New Car Assessment Programme on Saturday.


  • The Assessment will provide customers with indication levels of protection offered by vehicles.
  • Three separate areas will be evaluated namely, Adult Occupant Protection, Child Occupant Protection, and finally, Safety Assists Technologies.
  • Automotive Industry Standards (AIS) will perform various tests and provide ratings to vehicles between one to five.
  • Bharat New Car Assessment Programme (BNCAP) rule 126E will be included in CMVR (Central Motor Vehicles Rules) confirmed by the ministry.
  • The rule will be applicable on Type Approved Vehicles category M1(Vehicles used for the carriage of passengers with eight seats) manufactured or imported into the country.
  • The Ministry further added that the “standards align with the global benchmark, beyond the minimum regulatory requirement”.
  • The rule will become applicable from 1st April next year.


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